A gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana hourglass red roses Asian print stretch silk gown dating back to their 1999 fall/winter collection. This print is so striking that a similar version is archived at the FIT Museum. Dolce & Gabbana are considered the inventors of a Mediterranean style that draws its inspiration from women of Italian realism, sensual and austere like Anna Magnani, to whom they dedicated a collection whose key element was the 1940's slip. They are not looking for a retro look; Dolce & Gabbana turned to the past for innovation. The designers once stated, "We want to use the past to project it into the future". This seductive gown is a wonderful example of their genius. The fabric itself is sensational; a stylized Asian print featuring large-scale red roses, dragons and ornate fans in a flattering mid-weight slinky stretch silk that hugs the body perfectly. The sleeveless ruched bodice has a low v-neck and built in corset style hook-and-eye closures at center back for an extra hourglass look. The sculpted wiggle fishtail skirting skimming the hips while creating a stunning shape.
Bust: 36-38 inches
Waist: 28-30 inches
Hips: up to 40
Total Length: 55 inches
This 1999 Dolce and Gabbana designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. A wonderful investment piece that will only increase in value.