1990s Iconic Jean Paul Gaultier Dress
Insanely sexy and chic dress by Jean Paul Gaultier that makes you immediately think back on the bullet bra Madonna days! This is iconic Gaultier Femme and has the elements you look for in one of his pieces. I attended the opening of his exhibit in San Francisco and the best dresses being showcased there had this bust emphasizing design element to them! The fabric is amazing - a slick lingerie, 1930s feel black silk satin is molded over lightly padded cups and pleated softly under the bust line to balance the bareness of the bodice with a puffed and voluminous skirt. I love the pleat and buckle detail from which the bra cups seems to float above. It has an extreme couture-like and sculptural feel to it. I love that pockets are hidden on each hip for the wearer to slip her hands into and strike a runway worthy pose! It is a masterpiece and in excellent, seemingly unworn condition!
Bust: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam with small built in cups
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam at the seam under the bust
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 6" from top of cup to empire waist
Skirt: 24" from empire waist to hem
Fully lined in a black silk organza through the skirt. The bodice has a built in corset bustier with built in bra cups that is attached to the exterior dress. This closes at the back with a set of metal lingerie hooks. The straps are lingerie style and can be adjusted to fit and can be fully removed if you wish to wear it strapless. Hidden pockets on the side seams of the skirt. It was too tiny in my mannequin and does do up all the way on the proper sized girl. Tagged a US4 but check measurements.
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS
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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