Dolce & Gabbana

DOLCE & GABBANA c. Fall 1991 Vintage Rainbow Crystal Beaded Longsleeve Top Size S

This rare and iconic vintage Dolce & Gabbana longsleeve top from c. Fall 1991 is set to make a major impact with its heavy embellishments of approximately 200 dangling crystals or gemstones in different shapes and in deep jewel colours. It is made of a thick and soft first-class quality cotton blend jersey in deep black and features a short fitted cut with a wide boat neckline and long fitted sleeves. Substantial weight. 90% cotton, 7% lycra, 3% nylon. Made in Italy.

Black crystal-embellished pieces belong to Dolce & Gabbana's absolute classics from the early 1990s. They were worn on the runway by the original supermodels such as Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Yasmeen Ghauri, Nadège du Bospertus, Monica Bellucci, Susan Holmes et al. Miley Cyrus wore a vintage Dolce & Gabbana crystal suit at the MTV Video Music Awards 2013.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana revived the look for Fall 2021 and showed a crystal-emebllished black bodycon dress on the runway (look 20, reference photo via Vogue Runway) that bears a striking resemblance to the vintage piece from the 1990s but is not as richly embellished. Katy Perry chose this dress for her appearance on "American Idol" on April 19th, 2021 (pictures via @katyperry Instagram).

CONDITION
Excellent, appears to have not been worn much. A faint perfume smell residual after cleaning.

SIZE
No size tag, will fit a D 36, F 38, I 42, US 6, UK 10, SMALL

MEASUREMENTS (laid flat and unstretched - the fabric has some additional stretch and will adjust to your body)
Shoulders 42,0 cm/16.5"
Bust 42,0 cm/16.5"
Waist 33,0 cm/13.0"
Sleeves 64,0 cm/25.2"
Length 44,0 cm/17.3"