26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2074


Circa 1995 Atelier Versace Cream Silk Crepe Evening Gown, full length and fitted form with clear PVC mount to the bodice and shoulder straps, pewter coloured fastening clips to the straps inset with the medusa head, split to the centre seam on the reverse (size 8),

This is from the 'that dress' collection, which launched Liz Hurley's career when she wore the safety-pin model to a premiere.
'I wore my rather more modest version to the Save the Children Christmas party at the National History Museum'.
See attached a photo of Janet wearing the dress as she was presented to the Princess Royal.

The Private Collection of Janet Menzies, Journalist

Sold for £850
Estimated at £200 - £300


26" bust, 28" waist, couple of tiny marks to the front and reverse, very slight rubbing to the silk. Pvc shows some wear and very slight discolouration.


We are happy to provide Condition Reports to prospective buyers, but would welcome your request as soon as possible, preferably at least 48 hours before the Day of Sale. We cannot guarantee a reply to any requests made within 48 hours of the start of the auction. The absence of a Condition Report from a lot does not mean that the lot is in perfect condition. A Condition Report is an honest expression of our opinion, not a statement of fact and is provided as a service to the seller. All lots are available on public view ahead of an auction and we encourage prospective buyers to inspect an item in person where possible. Our Condition Reports are not prepared by professional conservators, restorers, or engineers, and are prepared with the naked eye unless otherwise stated.

Regarding Pictures, Prints and Works on Paper, works are not examined out of the frame, unless specifically stated. Tennants Auctioneers do not cover damage to gilded wood or plaster picture frames, or to picture frame glass whilst the item is in our possession.

We accept no liability for the opinions expressed in any Condition Report.

Auction: Costume, Accessories & Textiles, 26th May, 2023

Highlights include quilts from Cumbria, a private collection of late 19th and early 20th century quilts from Great Britain, the United States and Canada, and a good selection of dolls. Amongst the luxury designer goods is a selection of Louis Vuitton luggage, a collection of 1990s designer outfits, a variety of 20th century costume, and modern perfumes.


Tuesday 23 May - Wednesday 24 May 10am-4pm, Thursday 25 May 10am-5pm and the morning of the sale from 8am

View all lots in this sale

Sell one like this

If you've got a similar item to sell, complete the valuation form below and one of our experts will get in touch. 



Upload images

Drag and drop .jpg images here to upload, or click here to select images.