Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Versace bondage medusa harness evening dress with sheer lace panel, c. 2000s

$2,516.88

About

A beautiful Versace bondage silk evening dress. The dress features four gold Medusa medallions in a style of a bondage harness, lace sheer panel around waist, built in boned bra, pleated chiffon bust and pleated skirt. It 44 - Fr 40 - M

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $20.97 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 6-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Manufacturer

Versace

Subversive, maximalist and unabashedly seductive, Gianni Versace’s (1946–97) designs infused high fashion with an entirely new ethos. “I don’t believe in good taste,” the legendary Italian couturier once explained. Instead, he had a sexy good time with fashion — as he did with life. Today, vintage Versace clothing, handbags and other accessories look astonishingly fresh and freshly relevant. More than any designer before him, Versace mined celebrity, music and Pop art for inspiration. In fact, the New York Times noted in 1997 that the fashion industry “is now driven by contemporary culture because Mr. Versace made it that way.” Insiders consider his 1991/1992 Autumn/Winter runway show — which featured supermodels Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista lip-synching George Michael’s “Freedom! '90” — as the moment when the two worlds of fashion and pop culture became one, changing both forever.Versace was born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy. His mother was a successful dressmaker who employed more than 40 seamstresses. As a child, little Gianni marveled at her workshop, which would become a university of sorts, where he learned the exceptional construction techniques that were at the foundation of his creative expression. In 1972, at age 25, he moved to Milan to work in fashion. He launched his first collection — and his label — in 1978, with his older brother Santo managing the business concerns. Soon, sister Donatella, whom Gianni dressed and took to discos when she was still a child, joined the family venture, where she had a creative role and managed enormously popular ready-to-wear lines such as Versus.Vintage Versace has become catnip for modern fashion enthusiasts who seek out the now-iconic house codes that originated in the designs of the 1980s and 1990s. His glamorous and seductive apparel — the clingy skirts and slender, strappy party dresses, as well as the erotic magazine ads that publicized them — looms large, but Versace’s art and historical influences were also vast.Versace was an art collector, and he took on commissions to create costumes for theatrical performances during the 1980s and spoke of looking to numerous cultures for inspiration. This adventurous spirit of design resulted in his creating jewel-toned prints rooted in Grecian motifs, Etruscan symbols, the Italian Baroque and Andy Warholʼs Marilyn Monroe. There were slinky dresses in Oroton, his patented chain-mail textile that draped like satin, and leather bondage ensembles. Sex sold, for both women and men. Wrote the late curator Richard Martin, “[Versace] became the standard-bearer of gay men’s fashion because he eschewed decorum and designed for desire.”Following Versace’s tragic murder in 1997, Donatella took over the role of artistic director and continued to evolve the house codes with a twist of her feminine and feminist perspective. Today, Santo Versace is chief executive officer of Versace and Donatella is its chief creative officer.Browse an extraordinary collection of vintage Versace evening dresses, handbags, day dresses and more on 1stDibs.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in London, United Kingdom
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 1994
1stDibs seller since 2015
472 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

VERSACE AW19 black viscose gold baroque greca paneled draped hem dress IT40 S
By Versace, Donatella Versace
Located in Hong Kong, NT
VERSACE AW19 black viscose gold baroque greca paneled draped hem dress IT40 S Brand: Versace Designer: Donatella Versace Collection: Fall Winter 2019 Model Name / Style: Cocktail dre...
Category

2010s Cocktail Dresses

S/S 2005 Versace Black Cut-Out Ruffles High Slit Gown Dress
By Versace, Donatella Versace
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 2005 Versace Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: Viscose/Silk/Nylon/Spandex COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 42 MEASUREM...
Category

Early 2000s Evening Gowns

Versace Black Gold Studs Cocktail Dress
By Versace, Donatella Versace
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Sexy Grecian Versace Black Silk dress with Gold studs. Perfect for holiday cocktail party. Fit size 2/4
Category

Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

VERSACE A/W 2005 Brown Empire Waist Raw Edge Layered Open Back Cocktail Dress
By Versace, Donatella Versace
Located in Thiensville, WI
Versace A/W 2005 dark brown empire waist cocktail dress. Runway look #26. Empire waist. Sheath style. Long sleeve semi-sheer knit bodice. Bateau neckline. Drop shoulder. Open back. S...
Category

Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

VERSACE A/W 2009 Black Metal Mesh Inset Sheath Cocktail Dress
By Versace, Donatella Versace
Located in Thiensville, WI
Versace Fall / Winter 2009 black wool sleeveless sheath style cocktail dress. Gunmetal toned metal mesh angled inset at left front. Scoop neckline. Center back vent. Center back invi...
Category

Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

VERSACE S/S 2012 Black Multicolor Floral Print Shift Cocktail Dress NWT
By Versace, Donatella Versace
Located in Thiensville, WI
Versace Spring/Summer 2012 Black multi-color floral print cut out waist shift cocktail dress; New with tags. Multi-color all over floral print in shades of pink and purple on black. ...
Category

2010s Shift Cocktail Dresses

Versace Bodycon Dress with Side Cutouts
By Versace, Donatella Versace
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black light weight wool knit dress from Versace. It is fitted with long sleeves and a crew neckline. The sides of the waist and hips have mesh covered cutouts in varying ...
Category

2010s Day Dresses

Versace Backless Silk Dress with Studs
By Versace, Donatella Versace
Located in Water Mill, NY
A stunning black silk dress from the Versace. It has square silver prong set studs along the straps wrapping around the neck crossing the upper back then wrapping under the bust whe...
Category

Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery