Evening dress

Couture Line Gianni Versace Italian
Design House Gianni Versace Italian
Designer Gianni Versace Italian

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Byzantine mosaics and gold, chiefly through the forms of Ravenna, were a recurrent design fascination for Versace, beginning with fall-winter 1991-1992. For fall 1997, which he did not live to see, he had designed gold-mesh (a Versace signature) and leather dresses with Byzantine crosses inspired by having seen "The Glory of Byzantium" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Thus a museum shows art and inspires art, interprets history and becomes a part of the historical process.

Evening dress, Gianni Versace (Italian, founded 1978), metal mesh, Italian

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