Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ice Ice Baby

Donatella Versace has always been by the side of her brother, Gianni Versace, and when she took over designing after Versace's death there were concerns whether the house could survive. There may have been a few bumps here and there but Donatella has come into her own without leaving behind the house's identity.

This shimmering ice-platinum silk satin dress from the Fall 2001 Gianni Versace couture collection is part 1930s movie star glamour and part Versace siren. It is also an early indication of the direction that Donatella would take. Relaxing the big bling to a beautifully cut simplified vision of the sexy, curve hugging dresses. The shoulders are strong, though in a quiet way. The satin runs over the body and turns to show a bare back. There is a wonderful detail in the small twist knot at the top of the back of the gown. The dress puddles out to a small train in the back.

The dress is sold with the original belt so you can choose between two looks. The belt makes the dress feel a little more casual. We prefer the more the glamorous dreamy look without the belt. It is the perfect red carpet dress for, hmmm, let us think, red carpet, what big event is coming up...

Fall 2001 ice-platinum silk Gianni Versace couture gown. Size 6.

For more information about this item please email or call (212) 581 7273

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