#7371 $1,985Gatti Nolli "new" couture evening gown
Gatti Nolli, a relatively new luxury fashion house from Lebanon, has taken the eveningwear market by storm. Their designs shimmer, sparkle, and scintillate. With its pizazz and high-voltage sex-appeal, Nolli's eveningwear has become the talk of Milan, Paris, and New York.
The "more is more" approach works perfectly in the hands of hugely talented head designer Marwan Nassrallah. Here his compelling curvilinear design intimates the ancient Persian Tree of Life motif. The mesmerizing design emphasizes the centripetal motif. Like a magnet, the design draws and holds the viewer's attention.
The silk interior is covered with multiple layers of synthetic tulle and gold mesh. The body hugging torso is embellished with elaborate beading and lace appliqués. The full skirt flares below the torso into a dramatic back train.
The glowing gold hue highlights the complexity of depth from the layering, achieving a kind of fresco effect. The dazzling dress brings to mind a bon mot by Baudelaire, where he plays on "or", the French word for gold: "Il faut se dorer pour se faire adorer." You must be gilded to be adored.
Haute couture, the creation of one-of-a-kind gowns for wealthy clients, has come roaring back, thanks in no small part to brilliant young designers like Marwan Nassrallah.
The gown has attached bra cups inside. It closes on the side with an invisible zipper.
The condition is excellent. Purchased new several years ago by a New York socialite for $5000, this magnificent gown has never been worn. As a new dress today, it would go for north of $7000.
The size is marked 8.
It measures: 38" bust, 29" waist, 38" hip, and 62" from shoulder to front hem.