/ Historical Periods
This selection of garments reference distant civilizations, such as ancient Egypt, and historical periods, such as the Middle Ages.

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With the print on this suit, Versace referenced the elaborate and highly ornamental qualities of art and textile design during the 17th-century Baroque period. Bold, dramatic prints were a staple of Versace’s often flamboyant body of work. Richard Martin once noted that Versace did "not wish to replicate" past art, but "rather, with an innocent enthusiasm, he [tried] to surpass the past itself."

Gianni Versace
Printed felted wool
Circa 1992, Italy
The Museum at FIT, 98.20.8
Gift of Judith Corrente & Willem Kooyker