• Fashion Through the Ages auction at Christies

    Sale 5945

    Fashion Through the Ages

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 313

    A CONE BREASTED EVENING GOWN

    JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, EARLY 1980S

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CONE BREASTED EVENING GOWN
    JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, EARLY 1980S
    the black velvet quilted with elongated cone breasts, tightly fitted to the body, laced down the back, with a fish tail train


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    This is one of Gaultier's key statments. The theme was picked up later by Madonna in her stage costumes and was the beginning of under wear as outerwear, where basques and corsets are on display.

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    Literature

    Sketched by Karl Lagerfeld, cf page 203, Karl Lagerfeld's Sketchbook: An Illustrated Fashion Journal of Anna Piaggi