Red Versace dress of Cindy Crawford

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Red Versace dress of Cindy Crawford
Crawford Red Versace 1991.jpg
Designer Versace
Year 1991 (1991)
Type Red plunge dress

The red Versace dress of Cindy Crawford refers to the red plunge Versace dress worn by Cindy Crawford at the 63rd Academy Awards on March 25, 1991. The dress worn by the model and designed by Versace was a long evening dress in red, with straps and plunging neckline.[1] The model, accompanied by her boyfriend of the time, the actor Richard Gere, presented the Oscar for Best Set Design along with Susan Sarandon.[2] The Oscar red carpet of 1991 represents the first official occasion where Gere and Crawford were shown together as a couple.


The dress had a major influence on fashion, and many copies and fakes of the dress were produced.[3] The dress and the fame which Crawford generated also raised the profile of Gere at the time.[1] Variety's Complete Book of Oscar Fashion said "Cindy Crawford lives up to the term "supermodel" in this chili- pepper hot Versace gown. She and handsome hubby-to-be Richard Gere could have been the hottest couple at the awards show."[4]

In a poll by Debenhams published in The Telegraph the dress was voted the 12th greatest red carpet gown of all time.[5] Another survey conducted in 2010 by the site positioned the dress of Crawford in tenth place of the most memorable clothing of the last fifty years, chosen by 44% of voters.[6] The online magazine News & Celebrity Style Now put the red Versace gown among the ten best ever appeared on the red carpet at the Oscars.


  1. ^ a b Gross, Michael (May 1995). Model: the ugly business of beautiful women. W. Morrow. ISBN 978-0-688-12659-9. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Style File - Cindy Crawford". Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Un' epoca nel segno di Versace". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Chace, Reeve (October 2003). The Complete Book of Oscar Fashion: Variety's 75 Years of Glamour on the Red Carpet. Reed Press. ISBN 978-1-59429-001-5. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Urmee Khan (9 October 2008). "Liz Hurley 'safety pin' dress voted the greatest dress". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Alexander, Hilary (19 May 2010). "Online poll announces the top ten most iconic dresses of the past fifty years". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 June 2011.