Gianni Versace

GIANNI VERSACE Couture Fall 1995 Vintage Checkered Shift Dress Size S

This rare and important vintage Gianni Versace Couture dress from Fall 1995 is crafted from a fine and lightweight woven wool fabric with a bold check pattern in red and white. The sleeveless shift dress features a relaxed, straight cut and finishes above the knee. It closes with a back zipper and a metal hook and eye. 100% wool, fully lined in 100% silky red rayon. Made in Italy.

This dress was featured in the Gianni Versace ad campaign from Fall 1995, worn by Shalom Harlow and brilliantly captured by Richard Avedon, as well as on the runway alongside similar checkered dresses, emalgamating a 1960s inspired silhouette and a bold op art print with the freshness and minimalism of the 1990s. Collector's item.

Reference pictures: 1) Gianni Versace Fall 1995 ad campaign with Shalom Harlow, shot by Richard Avedon, 2)-4) Gianni Versace Fall 1995 runway show with Naomi Campbell, Nadja Auermann and Kate Moss, via Vogue Runway.

CONDITION
Excellent. Minimal imperfections in the weave near the hemline (see detail picture).

SIZE
Tagged "I 42", fits true to size and equates to a D 36, F 38, US 6, UK 10, SMALL. Relaxed fit.

MEASUREMENTS (laid flat)
Bust 49,0 cm/19.3"
Waist 50,0 cm/19.7"
Hips 51,5 cm/20.3"
Length 90,0 cm/35.4"