Oct. 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM ET
For the first time since Liz Hurley donned it in 1994 — instantly making her a household name — the iconic Gianni Versace safety-pin dress has stepped out again! On Tuesday, Lady Gaga wore the infamous black silk crepe creation during her visit to Milan, where she met with Donatella Versace, mirroring Hurley’s full look with her newly brown hair and modest gold earrings.
The dress caused a fashion frenzy upon its debut, and InStyle editor-at-large Hal Rubenstein counts it as his favorite dress of all time. He describes it in his book 100 Unforgettable Dresses as “devilishly engineered,” with a “ravine-deep neckline, thigh-high slit, double-fastened straps, and open rib cage, secured by a half dozen pronged Medusas.” Versace himself denied that Hurley even had a fitting for the dress, that he just “knew [she] would look simply bellissima, perfetto.” We think Gianni, who died in 1998, would have been gaga for the update.
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