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Dress

Spring/summer 1994 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This dress was part of Gianni Versace's spring/summer 1994 haute couture collection, presented in Paris. In this collection, as in many others, Versace created glamorous outerwear that was overtly inspired by lingerie. This very short mini-dress is made of crushed silk with an embroidered lace yoke and a section of smocking across the midriff that falls into sunray pleats. There is a slight A-line kick at the hem that adds fullness and fluidity of movement to the skirt.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pleated and beaded silk and lace
Brief Description
White silk mini dress, Versace, spring/summer 1994
Physical Description
White silk mini dress with two sets of shoulders straps, one of which crosses over at the back. Lace inserts at bodice, beaded smocking across midriff and fine pleating down centre front of skirt. Side zip closure.
Dimensions
  • Length: 85cm
  • Waist measured inside garment circumference: 75.5cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Bust measured inside garment circumference: 84cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Underbust measured inside garment circumference: 78cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Across back width: 24cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Nape waist length: 35 (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Nape hem length: 87cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Lower hip circumference: 94cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Marks and Inscriptions
'Gianni Versace Couture' (On label)
Credit line
Given by Dr Santo Versace
Summary
This dress was part of Gianni Versace's spring/summer 1994 haute couture collection, presented in Paris. In this collection, as in many others, Versace created glamorous outerwear that was overtly inspired by lingerie. This very short mini-dress is made of crushed silk with an embroidered lace yoke and a section of smocking across the midriff that falls into sunray pleats. There is a slight A-line kick at the hem that adds fullness and fluidity of movement to the skirt.
Collection
Accession Number
T.215-2004

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record createdNovember 5, 2004
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