The dress was designed by Gianni Versace himself, per Yahoo! Life, for Austrian opera singer Helga Dernesch for a performance of Salomé at the famous Teatro alla Scala in Milan, in 1987. (Here’s Dernesch in the dress; unfortunately she’s almost completely in shadow.)
Of course, we’d expect nothing less from Hadid, who wore one of the most stunning looks at last year’s Cannes as well: a black dress with an ornate Elsa Schiaparelli tree-style breastplate over her chest.
In addition to having a flair for the dramatic, Bella Hadid has been big into black lately, fully representing for the goth girls at the 2022 Met Gala, where she wore a caped Burberry ensemble that we could honestly see on any Alto. For the after party, she combined nipple pasties, a corset, Marie Antoinette-style sleeves, fishnets, stockings, a woven bag, and strappy sandals to create an outfit that can only be described as So Much Look, So Little Fabric. She doesn’t miss!
And she’s not the only A-lister to make a statement. The 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet has provided us with a bevy of looks, most of them single-color. Not a ton of patterns this year, though we are seeing volume, dramatic silhouettes, and lots and lots of jewels. Take a look at some of the other gorgeous gowns here.