Spring 1997 Thierry Mugler Runway Fitted Black Dress w Ruffled Bodice
The twin of this dress looked amazing on the runway that season and I am so pleased to have this one in the shop. Finding runway references for Mugler's work is not always easy as he would often change designs for production and produced many pieces that were not shown on the runway. It's an extraordinary find.
I love the sharp fitted lines of the dress and how the ruffles on the bodice feel almost scandalous with its nod to lingerie. This is classic Mugler and the ruffles gives the dress that overt sensuality that he so often worked into his creations. The dress is made out of a black jersey that is a touch thicker then normal so really molds and accentuates your curves. It is then seamed to further create that fitted shape that you see. The seams are all set into curving lines that move down the dress 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. Pockets set to curve around each hip, which is a brilliant way to give the hips more shape. The skirt is cut above the knee and curves in slightly at the hem for a fitted silhouette. The bust is spectacular. It is seamed and molded like a bra cup and then little ruffles in an ivory silk are applied to the edge at the front. The tops of the ruffle is jagged and finished with an embroidered edging. So you are completely covered but at the same time it has that French maid, lingerie feel to it. You only have to look at the runway photos included to know how wonderful this one is. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a back zipper. Tagged a vintage Mugler 38. The cups will probably fit up to a small B
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 34" from top of straps to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: Spring 1997 Couture Thierry Mugler Runway Collection, Look 15.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!
Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:
- We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
- payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
- The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
- items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit
We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.
Want it faster?
We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.
Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.