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Evening ensemble

Designer:
Gianni Versace (Italian, 1946–1997)
Couture Line:
Versace Couture (Italian, founded 1992)
Design House:
Gianni Versace (Italian, founded 1978)
Date:
spring/summer 1994
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
synthetics
Credit Line:
Gift of Gianni Versace, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.202.1a–c
Not on view
With his tour-de-force fashion intelligence, Versace dissects and explodes the sari into separate color planes. The cropped yellow tee functions as a choli under a completely deconstrcted sari that merges with punk via its safety-pin connectors and strident color. The diagonal one-shouldered top, a vestige of the sari's spiralling finish, has been transmogrified into Versace's sophisticated Milanese sensuality.
Marking: [label] "Gianni Versace/Couture"
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