Originally Posted by MikeDT
What is says, to me it means something that was only worn by a model on a catwalk at a fashion show and is not generally available. Fashion designers often seem to do that. What you see being modelled at their fashion shows, doesn't really look like the garments you can actually buy. A place to showcase their ideas and concepts, ready for the forthcoming seasons.
The thing about being given the suit by a NYC fashion designer
and the vendor's use of the word 'runway' in the auction title. I just don't know if that's true or not, AFAIK when you're selling something on Ebay, you have to be honest and truthful. I'm thinking the vendor might have been deceptive and misleading in their action title and description, to try and boost the price. There's no doubt that the suit is genuine Dior though, I think we've established that.
I'm just seeing it as it is, a nine year old second hand Dior suit, that appears to be in good condition for it's age. IMO $800 is too much money to be paying for this, I've seen various used Dior Homme garments in charity shops in the UK, for only a few pounds, What you call thrift stores in the US.
1) A runway item is an item that was part of a runway presentation. It doesn't mean it is the actual item used on the runway but the same model/colour/etc
2) A sample is the specific item that was used in the show/showroom.
3) What you see in thrift shops is cheap, licensed dior or old, crappy dior before "Dior Homme" by Slimane. It has pretty much no value hence the low price.
4) Dior Homme items maintain their value well and have sort of a cult status among niche collectors who scour ebay and elsewhere for Slimane-era DH items. $800, providing the suit is in good condition, is a relatively good price.
5) You don't know shit about fashion so it is a given you won't understand specific references and word-usage. Please stop offering your uninformed opinion in "specialized" threads, you are poluting threads where thousands of people seek information. There are plenty of other areas of the forum where your contribution might be warranted.