Designed by Gianni Versace / Gown / fall/winter 1991 - 1992Designed by Gianni Versace
fall/winter 1991 - 1992

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Creator Name: Versace, Gianni
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: Italian, 1946-1997
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Gianni Versace
Title: Gown
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1991
Creation End Date: 1992
Creation Date: fall/winter 1991 - 1992
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: silk, metal
Dimensions: L. at center back 52 1/2 in. (122.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1993.52.3
Credit Line: Gift of Gianni Versace, 1993

Amid the flurry of 1990s fashion stimulated by new supple and externalized corsetry, Versace boldly extended the line of the corset into a gown. In so doing, he did not resort to the exaggerations of a supported bust or narrowed waist of other practitioners of the 1990s corset. Instead, he allowed the line to be sinuously modern. Steadfast in his commitment to the sensuous, body-revealing dress, Versace did not employ the caricatural body of many who explored body shaping.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1993.52.3
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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