Evening dress, Gianni Versace (Italian, 1946–1997), silk, metal, Italian

Evening dress

Gianni Versace (Italian, 1946–1997)
Design House:
Gianni Versace (Italian, founded 1978)
fall/winter 1991–92
silk, metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Gianni Versace, 1993
Accession Number:
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"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Gianni Versace," December 11, 1997–March 22, 1998.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infra-Apparel," April 1, 1993–August 8, 1993.