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The Legacy of Donatella Versace's Bondage Dress - Donatella Versace Famous Dress 1997

The Legacy of Donatella Versace's Bondage Dress - Donatella Versace Famous Dress 1997

Celebrate the legendary designers birthday with a look back her famous bondage dress and all those who have worn it.  

Global fashion houses are known for their distinct visual codes, but few are as consistent as Versace. Besides the obvious golden medusa head logo, the Italian maison is reliably inspired by the ‘90s and in-your-face sexuality. One of the best examples of these themes all packaged into one look is Donatella Versace’s bondage dress. A piece from her brother Gianni Versace's Fall/Winter 1992 Miss S&M collection, Donatella wore the leather, belt buckled bondage dress to the 1992 Met Gala, going down in history as one of the most provocative looks of the ‘90s.

The choker dress paired with thick golden hoops is still a defining snapshot of the decade's style, and has been reinterpreted by Donatella for a variety of collections and celebrity appearances. In honor of the iconic Versace creative director’s birthday, L’OFFICIEL rounds up the most notable iterations of her famous bondage dress.


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