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GIANNI VERSACE Couture Spring 1994 Safety Pin Paisley Print Mini Dress Size M

GIANNI VERSACE Couture Spring 1994 Safety Pin Paisley Print Mini Dress Size M

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Rare and stunning, this vintage Gianni Versace dress from Spring 1994 combines colorful paisley patterns with the iconic safety pins that instantly became one of the house's signature design elements. The dress is made from rayon jersey and is cleverly constructed. The sleeveless black and white bottom - ostensibly a dress - is actually a romper. The integrated shorts allow the dress to be worn with the utmost ease. The colorful layer above is artfully draped and adorned with four large, ornate gold and silver metal safety pins. The dress is exquisitely crafted and features sophisticated closures such as a side zipper with multiple hooks and eyes, and a concealed zipper and snap closure at the top of one shoulder. 100% rayon, unlined. Made in Italy. Glamorous and the ultimate eye-catcher, while being very comfortable and easy to wear, this sexy colorful dress is the perfect statement for carefree summer days and nights.

Reference photos from the Gianni Versace Spring 1994 runway show are available via Vogue Runway.

Several Gianni Versace overlay safety pin pieces from Spring 1994 are held by the Metropolitan Museum New York.

CONDITION
Excellent, seems hardly worn. The only flaw is two pinholes below the two safety pins on the side where another safety pin might have been. Not too obvious, as the fabric is pleated there and could easily be covered with a Versace safety pin brooch if desired (the standard safety pin brooch currently available in the Versace online store is the same size and features an almost identical design).

SIZE
Tagged IT 44 - fits true to size and equates to a DE 38, FR 40, US 8, UK 12, MEDIUM

MEASUREMENTS (laid flat and unstretched - the knit fabric has lots of additional stretch and will adjust to your body)
Bust 40,0 cm/15.7"
Waist 34,0 cm/13.4"
Hips 45,0 cm/17.7"
Length (center back) approx. 86,0 cm/33.9"

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