“No one wants a ball gown you can’t sit down in.”
Worn on the Fall 1992 runway by supermodel Cindy Crawford to close the show, this white evening gown suggests an insouciant alternative to traditional bridal wear.
Its kimono-inspired silhouette is wrapped at the waist to create a subtly sexy plunging neckline and slit hemline. Hand-embroidered with thousands of beads, sequins and paillettes, the gown offers a kaleidoscope of texture and shine that takes it into glamorous black-tie territory. Embodying the designer’s unique talent for balancing opulence with simplicity, this kimono gown is clearly made for sophisticated evenings. “Everyone looks great in white,” says Michael. “It has no season.”