John Galliano for Givenchy couture beaded micro-mini cocktail dress 'Empress Josephine collection,'Autumn-Winter, 1996-97, defile labelled, no 21, atelier Colette, model Carrie, with integral corset, asymmetric neckline, appliqued silk and velvet corsage decending from shoulder strap, covered in a shimmer of bugle beads, bust 81cm, 32in . This was Galliano's last couture collection for Givenchy before moving to Dior.
Good condition, beading is good, very fresh, no problems, very rare. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."