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Gianni Versace Vintage Black Silk & Lace Batwing Dress, A/W 1985

Gianni Versace Vintage Black Silk & Lace Batwing Dress, A/W 1985

Regular price £280.00 GBP
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This iconic A/W 1985 Gianni Versace dress is an extraordinary vintage piece. On the runway, a similar tunic dress was showcased. In the acclaimed Versace Catwalk book, Tim Blanks referred to Versace's creation as "batwing cocoons of Paul Poiret" with the "coup de grace ... evening dresses, draping to bare the back". Offering a graceful, oversized top and fitted waist, this dress features mesmerizing batwing sleeves and Paisley lace accents. A timeless collector's item.

Size: Marked IT 40 which roughly equates to a UK 8/ US 4/ EU 36 but would suit up to a UK 14/ US 10 due to the intentionally oversized, roomy fit.
Bust - Up to 46” / 117cm
Waist - 36” / 91cm
Hips - 38” / 96cm
Length (Shoulder to Hem) - 52” / 132cm

Condition: Good Vintage Condition - Some fading to back of one lace sleeve as pictured - blends in well when worn because it is sheer and similar to a skin tone. No holes or tears.

- Made in Italy
- Single button fastening to back of neck.

Materials: Fabric 1 100% Silk. Fabric 2 100% Cotton.

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