I Ventagli Sculpted Mini Dress

Iconic I Ventagli print sculpted mini dress by Gianni Versace from his  Spring/Summer 1991 runway collection.

  • Baroque printed strapless sculpted mini dress
  • Iconic Spring/Summer 1991 runway, worn by Christy Turlington
  • Featured in Versace's ad campaign on Christy Turlington
  • Signature "I Ventagli" baroque fan print
  • Red, purple, blue, orange, black, yellow, green, gold, white
  • Sweetheart neckline
  • Thick bell skirt with two hip bustle foldover flap pockets
  • 3 large filigree gold metal buttons with black rhinestones
  • Quilted back strap
  • Fully lined
  • Silk, no fabric contents
  • No label, Gianni Versace
  • Good vintage condition, small pen mark to the left of 3rd button, long faint stain on red portion below below pen mark, missing one black rhinestone on top button, some wear to fabric at edge of hem due to construction, two small visible stitch seam/runs at back from previous alterations, some wear at stitching behind buttons, small stain at front to the left of the 3rd button, back strap may have been shortened but can be let back out
  • Estimated size: 0-2

Bust: 30"
Waist: 24"
Hip: 38"
Sweep: 54"
Total Length: 28"


Please note that garment specs are the total measurement in inches, taken flat from the outside face unless noted otherwise. Please be sure to leave enough allowance for ease of movement and comfort, especially when considering the fit of a lined jacket or coat. We recommend comparing against measurements of clothing with which you are familiar with the fit. Check out these this great tutorial if you are unsure how to measure your garments: Illustrated Measuring Guide

Please read all descriptions and measurements, and purchase carefully. Due to the unique nature of vintage items, all sales are final. 



Bent Knee Mannequin
-Size: 4
-Bust: 33.5"
-Waist: 25.5"
-Hip: 35"
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"


Extended Leg Mannequin
-Size: 2
-Bust: 31"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"

COVID-19 Shipping Updates

as of 10/29/2020


In light of the current carrier service interruptions due to COVID-19, we have updated our shipping policies. For domestic orders we are offering a $5 flat rate shipping promotion, in addition to UPS ground and expedited services for an additional cost We have upgraded all international orders to ship via UPS or DHL at your preference.
Orders are carefully packed, processed, and prepared for shipment within 1 business day of receiving your order.
- Insurance is available upon request; please leave us a note in the special instructions section when placing your order.
- Recess is not responsible for incurred customs fees or packages lost in the mail. Please contact us at within 14 days of your purchase date with any issues or inquiries regarding your delivery.



USPS: Some USPS post offices are closed, and some mail classes have extended their expected delivery times, and many countries have suspended service:
-Priority Mail two-day service is now 3 days.
-Priority Mail three-day service is now 4 days.

UPS: UPS is experiencing service disruptions in certain countries. As of October 2, 2020, the UPS service guarantee is suspended for all US-origin shipments (domestic and international) at any service level. There are delays in USPS mail and package deliveries to and from certain countries.
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DHL: As of October 28, 2020, DHL Express is adding an Emergency Situation Surcharge to most shipments.
Local Pickup 

We will be offering local curbside pickup for purchases made online starting June 17, 2020. Customers who have selected curbside pickup will be notified when the item is ready for same-day pickup during business hours. Please call upon arrival so we can bring your purchase out to you.

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