2019 Runway Rami Kadi Haute Couture Red Silk and Crystal Bodice Dress


This spotlight-stealing couture gown was designed by Lebanese designer Rami Kadi for his Spring 2019 collection which was his first couture runway presentation in Paris and was Look 12. Rami Kadi started his couture house, Maison Rami Kadi, in 2011 and today it has become a red carpet go-to for countless celebrities including Frieda Pinto, Kendall Jenner, Elizabeth Chambers, Suki Waterhouse and Katy Perry. Made in Kadi’s home country of Lebanon, this stunning dress is tailored from red silk, cascading down and twisting around the body from the right shoulder to the floor. In a signature move, the red silk is manipulated to reveal the full length of the leg and it wraps around a bustier top to create a one-shoulder fit. The designer’s obsession with high-octane glamour and his immaculate eye for detail is demonstrated in the construction of this bustier. It is boned all the way around the torso and forms a sweetheart neckline. It is hand-beaded all over with long mirrored beads and dotted with minute circular beads in yellow, green, blue and red.

This attention-grabbing dress is in very good to excellent condition with no flaws or marks - it looks to have been worn once or twice only. Like many couture pieces, it does not have a composition or size label so please check our measurements closely. The red silk has some stretch to it however the bustier does not allow for much flexibility from the measurements below. We have assumed this is a model fit at a UK 8 or US 4.


BUST - 32 in. (81 cm)

WAIST - 26 in. (66 cm)

HIP - 38 in. (97 cm)

LENGTH -61 in. (155 cm)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

Usually ready in 24 hours


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

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