Phenomenal rare 1991 Dolce and Gabbana vintage 1990s bodycon black wool mini dress w/ chiffon tendrils

Phenomenal rare 1991 Dolce and Gabbana vintage 1990s bodycon black wool mini dress w/ chiffon tendrils

$536.10

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Item details

Vintage from the 1990s

An incredible piece of Nineties designer vintage by Dolce and Gabbana. Sadly the main label has been removed, but fortunately the manufacturing label, which is printed with Dolce and Gabbana as well, has survived. I think the main label must have been positioned slightly above it in the side seam, as there is a tiny bit of white thread remaining. Having looked at other pieces and the catwalk shows, I believe that this dress dates from the Autumn/Winter collection of 1991. There are some very similar shapes, and the chiffon tendrils were something of a feature that season. It's a beautifully made piece, made from two layers which meet at the neckline but are separate all the way down to the hem. So the interior layer is finished off with the chiffon tendrils around the hem, and the top layer finishes just above this so they peek out from underneath. The double layer gives a superb fit and 'solidity' to the dress, creating the perfect D&G curvaceous, high glamour look. The neckline is a wonderful scoop shape, and the sleeves are wonderfully long and flattering. This is a hugely wearable piece of fashion history, and just a stunning dress in its own right.

Measurements:

The first measurements are the flat measurements without stretch. The second are roughly what it will stretch to. The dress is an Italian size 46, which I believe is approximately a UK10-12.

Bust 34"-40" - Waist 26"-32" - Hips 34"-40" - Length 29" (the tendrils hang down another 6" below the hemline)

Fabric:

Wool/Polyamide mix (70%/18%) and chiffon tendrils (content unknown)

Condition:

Excellent. There is possibly a slight fuzz to the surface, which is mainly just because it's wool and that's how wool feels, but it actually feels barely worn to me. Sold as vintage.

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