1994/6 Versace Couture Metal Mesh Lingerie Evening Dress

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Not just a gorgeous gown but a strong statement from a designer who's career was just about to be cut short. Here Gianni Versace has referenced the neglige. He took the most private of garments of a woman's wardrobe, when a woman is at her most vulnerable in delicate lace and silk in her boudoir. With this collection he took that very image, of the fragile woman, and literally made it armor. In using metal mesh in this body he has not only created a work of beauty but he has given women power and strength. Here he states that a woman is not at her most fragile state in her lingerie but is the queen of the world, with power over all men. He's even rendered this dress in blue, the iconic "male" colour again giving strength to this piece. Here Gianni Versace gave strength and power to women, saying yes you can be glamourous in shine and lace AND that is what makes you stronger.
Details
Designer
Gianni Versace
Brand
Gianni Versace
Place of Origin
Italy
Period
1990-1999
Material Notes
Lace, Silk, Zip
Condition
Excellent. Minor damage to lace and minor wear to the color on the metal. We purchased this gown from a stylist who said it was worn by Madonna and they cut the lining out for her. The full skirt has been relined with silk charmeuse as the original was..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
64 in. L
163 cm L
Marked Size
2 (US)
Bust
30 in. (76 cm)
Waist
26 in. (66 cm)
Hip
32 in. (81 cm)
Length
64 in. (163 cm)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU1612611202
Address
Morphew
260 West 36th Street
Suite 201
New York NY 10018
US
(646) 846-8372
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