1997 Dolce & Gabbana Black Stretch Silk Knit Hourglass Built-In Bra Gown
An instantly recognizable and ultra seductive Dolce & Gabbana black stretch silk crochet-knit hourglass gown dating back to their 1997 fall/winter collection. As pictured, a version of our gown was Madonna's choice pick when winning Best Actress at the 1997 Golden Globe awards. 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 highly coveted built-in bra bodycon gown is a wonderful example of their genius. The figure flattering stretch ribbed crochet silk knit hugs the body perfectly. I adore the low-cut bow trimmed front plunge and thin bra-like straps. This is definitely the dress you will reach for anytime you want to get noticed.
Measurements (varies due to stretch silk knit) Marked 42 Bust: 36-38 inches Waist: 25-30 inches Hips: 35-40 inches Total Length: 57 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 investment piece that will only increase in value.