VERSACE FALL 1992 MISS S&M READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION

VERSACE FALL 1992 MISS S&M READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION

In light of the 2022 Grammy Awards, we could not help but take note of some eye-catching red carpet looks. A notable fashion moment we have been drooling over is Dua Lipa, who resembled a 1993 Met Gala Donatella Versace, dressed in a black floor length bondage gown adorned with chunky gold jewelry and waist-length bleach blonde hair. 

The gown was originally worn by Christy Turlington in Gianni Versace’s Fall/Winter 1992 Runway Collection, titled “Miss S&M”. The collection caused quite a stir when it hit the runway due to its clear theme of sex throughout, but it was arguably one of the late designer’s most iconic.

Christy Turlington in Versace F/W 1992

The collection featured some tame silhouettes that could be boldly worn to the office, but a great majority of the collection was dripping in bondage, leather, and heavy gold hardware, which intentionally sexualized the models while also giving them a sort of feminine strength and power. The former made fashion critics question the wearability and marketability of the collection, but these critiques were quickly put to rest when celebrities began wearing looks and iterations of looks from the runway to events and on red carpets.

Cindy Crawford wore the same gown as Turlington and Lipa to the 1992 MTV Awards, and her daughter Kaia Gerber attended her 18th birthday party in a similar style. Other memorable celebrities seen wearing looks from the 1992 collection are Beyonce for a 2011 Complex Magazine photoshoot, Kim Kardashian to a 2018 Versace Met Gala after party, and Lady Gaga to a Palazzo Versace Party in 2012.

Beyonce for Complex Magazine 2011

Lady Gaga at a Palazzo Versace Party 2012

If you want a piece from this iconic collection, you can shop the rare bondage jacket here. It features leather straps and gold medallions and sits with a perfect crop.

Rare Vintage 1992 Miss S&M Gianni Versace Bondage Meduse Cropped Black Wool Jacket

Get Dua Lipa's 2022 Grammy look here. This street style version of Dua Lipa's dress features leather pocket flaps and straps, gold rams head medallions and studs.

Premium Vintage 1992 Iconic Istante by Versace Couture Bondage Medusa Dress

Versace Istante is Versace’s “young and dynamic” line that was established in the mid 80s to attract fresh clientele. The word istante means "a point in time", which is a sort of carpe diem theme that many young consumers live by. The ready-to-wear line offers customers "conservative chic" clothing at a lower price point than that of their runway collection.

 

 

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