Saturday, September 27, 2008


In doing research on the Gianni Versace diffusion label "Istante," we discovered that it was started in March of 1985 as a ready-to-wear line of "conservative chic" designed by Gianni, his longtime companion Antonio D'Amico, and his sister, Donatella. In looking at the 1990s red halter jersey Istante dress below, we do not see an ounce of conservative, but we do see chic in spades! The slinky red jersey halter ties at the waist at cowls at the back. It doesn't have much hanger appeal, but put this on a body and the dress comes alive and flows with your every move. Yoga practicing body encouraged to buy this!

Istante by Gianni Versace viscose jersey red halter, c 1990s. Marked size 42, modern 4 to 6
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