S/S 1992 Claude Montana Net Inset Bodysuit & Skirt Dress
This fabulous set is by Claude Montana and is a favorite. Montana designed for strong woman and his pieces always pushed the envelope and defined the female form in a way that felt sculptural. Once worn together these look like a dress but it is actually two separate pieces - a body suit and a wrap skirt. The base of both pieces feels like a starched polished cotton and this fabric choice gives the pieces that little bit of body they need to give them the shape he wished them to have. Montana was a genius at creating structure with fabric while still allowing the body to be able to move freely. The bodysuit has a high, squared off neckline with straps the curve around and down to the waist leaving the back bare. The skirt is fabulous. It wraps and hooks into place and has a signature mirrored piece set at the waist for detail. The skirt is cut in a swirling curve around the body and the entire lower half is finished with a stiffened black netting. It's sexy and naughty but covered at the same time. Extraordinary. Excellent condition
Both pieces are made of a double layer of the exterior fabric and the bottom half of the body suit is made of a stretch jersey. The bodysuit closes with a low zipper at the back and snaps at the bottom. The skirt hooks to close and there are two rows of loops so you can adjust the fit. It would be easy to move and add to these if you needed to go up or down a bit more on the skirt. Both pieces are tagged a size 40.
Bust: variable with no true side seams
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: will stretch to approx 18" maybe a touch more since it sits so high up
Bodice: 16" from top of shoulder strap to seam at dropped waist
Skirt: 11.5" from dropped waist to bottom
Waist: the hook & eye are currently set at 13" & 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: ranges from 24" to 37" from waist to bottom of netted hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: Yasmeen Ghauri for the S/S 1992 Claude Montana runway show.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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