Fall 1991 Gianni Versace Couture Laced Up Sleeve Corset Dress

From the 1991 collection comes this gorgeous and important dress by Gianni Versace. The review from Vogue that season said "If there was a collection that crystalized the supermodel moment, this was it." The runway show showed a couple versions of the lace up dress and more variations were put into production including this one.

On this version, the sleeve laces up around the shoulder and down the arm to give it a corset feel. The sensuality this creates is fabulous. The dress is cut on the bias and hugs the bust, skims over the waist and curves around the hips. The skirt narrows in below that and then flares out in a fishtail at the back. I love that the from the waist down the dress has a layer of silk chiffon that gives it a bit of a translucent effect around the hem especially. The is a dress that needs a real body under it and will utterly transform once on. The boas cut highlights and hugs your curves and the contrast between the movement of he back skirt and the constricted lacing of the one sleeve is genius. This is Versace at his best and from one of the most lauded of his collections. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a hidden set, side zipper. The shoulders and sleeve lace up with a coated leather cord.Looks to be unworn or worn very little. The cords has never even been ties when I received the gown,

Sleeves: approx 24"
Shoulders: no defined sleeve
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 61" from top of shoulder to longest point of hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2994

Reference Photos: Versace Fall 1991 Runway Show. (1. Look 88, Model: Yasmeen Ghauri.  /  2. Look 89. Model: Marpessa Hennink.)

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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