1997 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Black Stretch Lace Built-In Bra Slip Gown
An instantly recognizable and ultra seductive Dolce & Gabbana sheer black stretch cotton-lace full length slip dating back to their coveted 1997 spring/summer collection. As pictured, Madonna wore a gown from the same collection when winning Best Actress at the 1997 Golden Globe awards and she even wore a sheer over jacket in the same large scale floral patterned lace as our dress. I love how she paired the garment with lean, long black gloves. Dolce & Gabbana are considered the inventors of a Mediterranean style that draws its inspiration from women of Italian realism, sensual and austere like Anna Magnani, to whom they dedicated a collection whose key element was the 1940's slip. They are not looking for a retro look; Dolce & Gabbana turned to the past for innovation. The designers once stated, "We want to use the past to project it into the future". This sensual built-in bra lingerie slip gown is a wonderful example of their genius. The figure flattering large scale floral stretch cotton lace hugs the body perfectly. There is an inner lining so it appears as if you are naked. This skirt lining can easily be removed for an even more provocative look. I adore the low-cut bow trimmed front plunge and thin bra-like straps. My favorite design element is the flirty cut-out backside. This is definitely the dress you will reach for anytime you want to get noticed.
Measurements (varies due to stretch cotton lace) Bust: 36-38 inches Waist: 26-30 inches Hips: 36-40 inches Total Length: 62 inches
This rare 1997 Dolce and Gabbana designer gown is in beautiful condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working original back zipper. A wonderful wearable investment piece that will only increase in value.