Rare 1980s Thierry Mugler One Shoulder Silk & Sheer Dress

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Shockingly sexy and brilliantly constructed this 1980s Thierry Mugler is a masterpiece of draping and cut. The entire bodice is constructed of a black silk chiffon over an inner foundation. This is draped over the body and hand gathered and placed to give the effect that it is wrapped around the body and creates and emphasizes a girl's curves. The bodice drapes across the bust and a panel of fabric extends up to create a single shoulder effect and then wraps and hooks into place around the neck. This then extends down the back in a floating panel of fabric that you can leave long or wrap more around the neck. The back is otherwise left completely bare. The hips are also wrapped in silk and the front cut very high and short. To offset the shortness of the skirt panels of semi-sheer silk chiffon are added to drape on the bias around the legs with a bit of a saucy flip at the hem for movement. It is very femme fatale and one can easily image this stomping down the runway in Thierry's vision of women who combined strength, sexiness and power. It is the perfect mix of scandalous and class with a bit of edginess and still feels extremely relevant today.

Fully lined in silk, with a built in corset that closes with corset weight hooks. It then zips to close at the low back. There is an intricate closing of the various draping panels and the neck which all wrap and snap into place with hidden snaps. Tagged a 40 but of course, please check actual measurements.

Bust: 16-17" 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: 60" from neck to longest point at back hem but will shorten a touch when on since the silk is bias cut

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
Thierry Mugler
Thierry Mugler
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
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Shrimpton Couture
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON
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