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Evening dress

Designer:
Gianni Versace (Italian, 1946–1997)
Design House:
Gianni Versace (Italian, founded 1978)
Date:
fall/winter 1991–92
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
silk, metal
Dimensions:
Length at CB: 52 1/2 in. (133.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Gianni Versace, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.52.3
Not on view
Amid the flurry of 1990s fashion stimulated by new supple and externalized corsetry, Versace boldly extended the line of the corset into a gown. In so doing, he did not resort to the exaggerations of a supported bust or narrowed waist of other practitioners of the 1990s corset. Instead, he allowed the line to be sinuously modern. Steadfast in his commitment to the sensuous, body-revealing dress, Versace did not employ the caricatural body of many who explored body shaping.
Marking: [label] "Atelier Versace"
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