1995 Gianni Versace Couture Fitted Little Black Dress w Plunge Back & Front
In the 1980s and 1990s Gianni Versace ruled the catwalks. He was the favourite of the Supermodels and they were featured predominately in his runway shows and his ad campaigns. Versace launched his label in 1978 and by 1989 he presented a couture collection. The days that Gianni headed the label were heady, glamourous ones and set the tone for the label as we know it today. He remained at the helm until his death by assignation in 1997. This is from 1995 based on the label marking. This period is when the label was everywhere and everyone wanted to own and wear a Versace.
What I love about this dress is that it shows the level of his tailoring skills. This is a dress that is extremely simple in cut but every line is done with purpose to highlight and mold to the body. The dress is constructed from a fine black wool that is light in weight but holds the shape exceptionally well. It has just a touch of stretch to it so it is very comfortable to wear. It is then seamed to create that fitted shape that you see. The bare minimum of seams are used and have been set into curving lines at each side and one at the back to create an hourglass shape. The seams also help to give the dress structure, shape and support. The waist nips in and the hips curve out following the lines of the body. The skirt is cut to about the knee depending on your height and curves in slightly at the hem for a more fitted silhouette. The bust is spectacular and its simple lines hide an inner foundation that helps to give support. The neckline dips in a beautiful low plunge and this is mirrored at the back. I love that little triangle detail at the base of the plunge at the back. It is wonderfully made and might just be the perfect LBD. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk with an extra layer built in through the inner bust. It close with a hidden set side zipper.
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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