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Cat Suit

Gianni Versace, Designer (Italian, 1946-1997)


This vibrant, skintight cat suit exhibits Versace’s ability to incorporate works of art seamlessly into his designs while maintaining his artistic integrity, the presentation of women as sexy and vivacious. This print in particular, depicting two iconic American sex symbols—Marilyn Monroe and James Dean—demonstrates Versace’s admiration for the work of Andy Warhol.

(Marilyn Glass, Los Angeles, California); purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2010.

Object Information

designer
Gianni Versace (Italian, 1946-1997)
creation date
1991
materials
silk
dimensions
L: 55 1/8 in. (overall shoulder to hem)
accession number
2010.31
credit line
E. Hardey Adriance Fine Arts Acquisition Fund in Memory of Marguerite Hardey Adriance
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts