c.1990 Giorgio di Sant Angelo Black Net Multi-Length Dress w Long Ties
These net dresses are among the most coveted of all Giorgio Sant Angelo's designs. They are not easy to find anymore and are much prized by their fans when one appears. Out of all the bandage and fitted dress out there over the decades they stand at the top of the ranks for the title of the ultimate fitted and sexy dress. These all date to the 1989-1990 period and a version of this dress was photoed for Vogue Australia on Lana Ogilvie in 1990 by Anthony Gordon and also on Yasmin Le Bon for Elle UK
The dress is made out of layers of a black stretch netting that stretch to fit and mold the body underneath. The innermost layer is finished stretch jersey layer under those. All of the layers are done in black so depending on how you adjust it you get an interesting effect of the fabric being almost opaque in some areas and more transparent in others. This is heightened by the sleeves being made up of only a single layer. This one sits great off the shoulder and has long ties attached to each that cross and wrap into place to hold it securely. The ties are extra long and wrapping around the back, bust, body or waist as you wish. The ties are extremely long so wrapping them can be done several times over, or you can tie and have them hang down at the front or the back. The mesh and fit allow you to make the skirt as high up the thigh as you dare or leave is as long as it will extend down the legs. On a smaller sized girl it could probably fall even longer then the longest length that I photoed it at. Whether you wear it short or long you can get an idea of how versatile it is by the photos. The sleeves are also cut extra long and can be pushed up to where you want to wear them. Excellent condition.
Made up of three layers of the same black stretch net through the body and one layer for the sleeves. The dress is almost impossible to measure as it literally will stretch to fit up and down. In 1990 the one pictured on Lana retailed for $1890 - or approx $4000 in modern US dollars.
Sleeves: approx 29" but meant to be pushed up
Bust: 10-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 9-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 10-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: its full length off the body is approx 45" from top of shoulder to hem but can be adjusted up or down once on and will come up in length regardless as it stretches to accommodate the body underneath it
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photos: (1) Photo by Anthony Gordon for Vogue Australia, 1990. / (2) Yasmin Le Bon in Giorgio di Sant'Angelo for Elle UK, December 1990. Photographed by Robert Erdmann.
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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