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Evening dress

Designer:
Gianni Versace (Italian, 1946–1997)
Design House:
Gianni Versace (Italian, founded 1978)
Date:
fall/winter 1991–92
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
silk, metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Gianni Versace, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.52.2
Not on view

Setting the most complex and concentrated tasks for the expertise of the couture ateliers, Versace here brought satin in trapunto into immediate conjunction with pleated lace. Although lace with its elasticity and suppleness is customarily worked as a flat panel, Versace creased it into narrow pleats and delighted in applying a second unexpected effect upon one technical privilege of the couture. Always inclined, even in his ready-to-wear, to challenge the possibilities of the medium, Versace's couture work summoned its own tests of technique.

Marking: [label] "Atelier Versace"
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