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Vintage Exotic Flower print silk dress, 1999


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Vintage Exotic Flower print silk dress, 1999

From the Spring Summer 1999 collection, this silk dress has a colorful print called Exotic Flower and is decorated with ruffle trim along the neckline, arm openings and bottom hem. There is an embroidered label with 'Gucci' on the interior. This dress was selected by the Creative Director and Vault archivists for its particularity, character and exceptional vintage condition, and it was reconditioned to the highest standard by in-house artisans. It has been given the number 123 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

Created under the Creative Direction of Tom Ford for Gucci's Spring Summer 1999 collection, this dress has a multicolor flower print against a turquoise background.

This collection represented a change in Tom Ford's Gucci, one in which he described as “Las Vegas hippie,” and was, at the time, a step outside the stark minimalist silhouettes of collections past. The bright, colorful flowers in exaggerated prints were a "happy" juxtaposition to what came before.

As soon as you hold a piece of the Vault, you begin to write a new chapter of its story—instituting a relationship, rather than an ownership, that will forever connect one owner to the next. As the years accumulate, every mark or crease is collected onto the surface, continuously altering the item’s appearance and making it completely unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.

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Product Details

Product code: 693556 XVACG 3026

Turquoise silk with multicolor Exotic Flower print
Originally Released: Spring Summer 1999
Length: 96cm/37.8", Shoulder: 37cm/14.5", Chest: 88cm/34.6", Waist:80cm/31.5"
The size shown on the label is 40, which corresponds to a current size 42 (IT)
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.