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Thierry Mugler Black Velvet Dress, Circa 1987


An incredible example of Thierry Mugler’s sculptural designs, this black velvet gown sits off the shoulder with a silver lurex trim over the bust. The corseted bust adds support, while the velvet fabric skims the body seductively, falling into a train at the back. A perfect choice for a red carpet event, this gown screams glamour! Thierry Mugler first started designing clothes in London in the late 1960s before returning to Paris. His designs became the benchmark for the new ‘Power Dressing’ of the late 1980s and 1990s and his focus on darted waists, pronounced shoulder lines and a heavily sculptural feel became the expression of the decade.


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  • Condition
    Excellent. The dress has no marks, tears nor any alterations and bears the original label, silk lining and zip to the rear.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 61.42 in.

    D 156 cm

  • Bust
    36.23 in. (92 cm)
  • Waist
    24.81 in. (63 cm)
  • Hip
    34.65 in. (88 cm)
  • Length
    61.42 in. (156 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    52.76 in. (134 cm)
  • Seller location
    London, GB
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