Dreamiest Spring 1992 Gianni Versace Versus Documented Pink Bow Detailed & Floral Print Dress
These full skirted mini dresses appeared in both the ready-to-wear and couture lines for the Spring 1992 season. For this pone we found a reference photo of a young Carla Bruni in its twin and it shows you how fantastic this cut is once on the body. The collection paired past and present design elements and many of these dresses were shown with denim jackets worn overtop of them just like in the photo of Carla. He softened his usual baroque patterns with flower designs mixed in and even with that added softness the entire collection was still extremely sexy. Gianni himself said the attitude of the show and these dress was 'pinup girl'. This is an exceptionally fabulous dress and shows why his work is as highly valued as it is.
I love this dress. It is made out of an insane cotton mix of colours that has one of his famous Versace patterns over its surface mixed with bright flowers. Wide straps curve over the shoulders and these straps extend down and into the bodice. The edges of the voice are all finished in a feminine pink lace and this highlights the lines design of the dress and adds a bit of romance. The skirt under the bodice is very full. The bodice is meant to be more fitted and at the lace runs down the centre at the front. There is a little pink bow set at the top of that and this gives the bodice its corset look. The waist nips in with an angled seam that plunges down and into the skirt adding to the feel of a corset. The skirt is spectacular. It is set in around the waist with a series of soft pleats that widen out as they near the hem. This gives the skirt incredible fullness. To help hold that fullness there is a built-in layer of a baby pink tulle that has a ruffled edge. This is built in underneath the skirt to help to hold it shape. When you move or twirl or sit you get just a glimpse of this. If you wanted it to be really full you could add an additional crinoline underneath to really give it that full on runway feel. At the back of the skirt there is another pink bow that sits at the small pf the back and then little pink straps are set individually down the centre to the hem. It is an amazing dress and instantly recognizable as one of his pieces. Excellent overall condition with small notes below.
Fully lined through the bodice in the same fabric as the exterior and the skirt has the added inner layer of tulle. It closes with a hidden side set zipper. I see a couple of small storage marks on one side of the hem that are very faint. The teeniest bit of darkening to the tip of some of the lace under one arm and stress to one side seam. Please see the photo after the label shot. Tagged a vintage Versace 42.
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam with extra room at the cups
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16.5" from top of shoulder to slightly dropped seam at waist
Skirt: 17" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Carla Bruni for Versace Versus, Spring 1992.
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