Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Halter Dress - 1990s
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a wonderful printed jersey dress made by Jean-Paul Gaultier under his Jean-Paul Gaultier Femme label from the 1990s. The dress is made in a fitted full length halter style. It has a leather fan form that connects the top front of the dress to the neck with the aid of a scarf-like piece of fabric in matching colors. The scarf then crosses the upper back and should be tied to a loop that is affixed to either side in order to keep the dress in place. The print may be African themed as the woman appears to have African features and the colours of red, green and yellow are representative.
Label: Jean-Paul Gaultier Femme Made in Italy
Material: 100% Viscose with 100% Cotton organdy scarf/neckpiece
Sizing: The size label reads USA 8, but please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Bust: 17” across the front - as the back is open, it’s difficult to ascertain bust size, but it probably would accommodate a 36” bust, more or less, depending on the adjustment of the scarf tie.
Waist: 27” around not stretched, but this should stretch to snugly fit the waist area - note that the viscose fabric has stretch to it.
Hips: 36” around, unstretched
Overall length: 54”, measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odours - the only defect is some loose stitching on the right side top seam (see close-up photo), quite minor and easily repaired. Otherwise, this dress looks to have seen very little use and was well stored over the years.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s designs are cutting edge - this print is very strikingly colorful.