Dries Van Noten brown velvet dress with corset hooks and open skirt — fall 1999

Size: 38

Shoulder to shoulder: 41 cm

Armpit to armpit: 41 cm

Hips (where the skirt starts) : 39 cm

Length: 150 cm



97% cotton

3% elastan



Brown velvet dress

Tailored bodice with corset hooks

Maxi-length skirt

The skirt is open on the front

Frayed edges at the sleeves and hemline

Sleeveless model

Heavy fabric

Can be worn open as a long vest


From the fall 1999 runway collection


Condition: 3,5/5

Some wear, creasing on the hem, tear on one sleeve but seems intentional



About Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten is a Belgian designer, graduating from the Royal Academy of fine arts in Antwerp.


In 1986, Dries Van Noten went to London during fashion week to showcase his collection together with fellow graduates Ann Demeulemeester, Walter van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee.

From this point on, they would be known as the iconic ‘Antwerp Six’.


Dries Van Noten is known as the master of prints, creating and assembling different colors and layering them all on top of each other. A lot of his inspiration comes from his flower garden.


The silhouette is often very feminine, relaxed and sophisticated at he same time, being a wardrobe staple for modern women.


On why he doesn’t offer haute couture, but produces ready-to-wear garments, Dries Van Noten stated: “I’m a little naive but I don’t like the idea of showing things that you don’t sell in a store”.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg

Womens size