1987 Thierry Mugler Museum-Held Black Velvet & Pink Satin Bias-Cut Backless Gown


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1987 Thierry Mugler Museum-Held Black Velvet & Pink Satin Bias-Cut Backless Gown

$3,000.00 USD

ID: 0808193

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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Iconic 1987 Thierry Mugler documented "A Rose by Any Other Name" runway gown in the most flattering bias-cut shape! This legendary French fashion designer is known for bold fashion and edgy, sometimes even campy, theatricality. Though Mugler stopped designing his couture and ready-to-wear lines in 2003 to focus on photography and costume design, his work has a lasting legacy. This breathtaking black velvet and pale pink satin dress is a perfect example of his genius. Not only is this little number very alluring; it is true wearable art. The dress is on display at the MET museum with flowers from LeMarie of Paris. The National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne also has the same Mugler in their collection. I love the draped capelet style bodice which flows into the most beautiful backless design. A ture piece of wearable fashion history.

Marked a size 40
Bust: 34-38 inches (due to the backless design)
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Total Length: 58 inches

This 1987 Thierry Mugler designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back original zipper and fully-lined. This rare garment has been featured in many publications including:
-L'Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode August 1987
-Thierry Mugler Fashion Fetish Fantasy, introduction: Marylou Luther, Claude Deloffre, 1998
-Mode, passion et collection : le regard d'une femme, Collection Danielle Lucquet de Saint
-Germain, Alexandre Fiette, Somogy, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, 2003
-Fashion Icons : Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaïde, 25 October 2014 – 15 February 2015