This dress is 95% silk and 5% "other" fibers. The "other" seems to give it stretch, enough for some give and some cling.
This is an intriguing design that reminds me of some Japanese art There is a female figure in blue that seems to be sharing an embrace or intimate moment with a squid. The tentacles are all that are visible of the beast, and her own skin is a pale blue color. There are vibrant yellow and orange shades, as well as subtle blues and greens. Absolutely incredible and unique piece.
There is an area on the right side waist, where the fabric was a bit stiff in one area. After dry cleaning, the stiffness is almost completely gone, and there is a small shadow of a dark spot.The fabric feels subtly different in this area, but I don't know that the fabric looks any different other than the mark. There is a hole near the seam on the right side about mid thigh.
There are 3 spots along the neckline and one on the strap where some threads have come undone. There is also one VERY small pull. All flaws are shown in the photos, mostly collages.
You may enlarge the main photos for a better idea of what these look like in better perspective. This dress is marked US size 8, but it is designer and 1990s, so this may not line up with modern sizing or with the size charts that you are accustomed to. For best fit, please compare the measurements of the dress (below) with your own, or with the size chart of a brand that fits you well. Measurements are taken across the outside of the garment while it is laid flat and unstretched.The measurements are doubled where appropriate, below. Bust: 30" at rest, stretches to about 36". Hips: 34" at rest, stretches to about 40".
Length from Shoulder to Hem: 40, when laid flat. M y own measurements are 36, 29, 39 - its tight on me, shows every curve desired or otherwise, haha! The item "Jean Paul Gaultier Femme Silk Mini Slip Dress Japanese Inspired Woman Squid 90s" is in sale since Friday, December 7, 2018.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "catsntatsvintage" and is located in North Bergen, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam.