The first Versace boutique was opened in 1978 and its popularity was immediate. Today, Versace is one of the world's leading international fashion houses. Gianni Versace redefined fashion by combining it with rock 'n' roll, art and celebrity. By merging the worlds of fashion and entertainment, his shows became pop-culture events. This iconic gold metal mesh dress from his 1998 fall-winter collection, is a wonderful example of the brand's genius. The seductive number has stunning rectangle crystals with barbed wire style beading on thin duel-straps. I love the ultra-flattering hourglass bodycon shape. The best part of all is the dramatic plunging backside which is a signature Versace touch. This rare garment was highlighted in a popular campaign ad featured in the New York Times, "Versace Through the Years" and was also worn by supermodel Hailey Clauson to the 2017 Harper's Bazaar Icon's event. A wearable Versace investment piece that will only go up in value.
Bust: 32-33 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Hips: up to 37 inches
Total Length: 46 inches
This Gianni Versace Couture designer dress is in excellent condition with no stains, tears or alternations. Perfectly working duel side-zippers. Complete with built in bodysuit and silk lining. Only sign of wear is a little bead loss to one strap which is not noticeable when worn. A rare wearable piece of fashion history.