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    Whitney Houston Stage-Worn Custom Made Dolce & Gabbana "Diva Train" Coat, 1999. Black sheer fabric floor length coat with train (approximately eight feet in length) and maroon colored fur collar. The coat decorated throughout with hand-stitched circular black sequins, labeled "Dolce & Gabbana/ Made in Italy". With a copy of a photograph of Whitney Houston wearing the coat on stage. In Excellent condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Estate of Whitney E. Houston.

    An amazing custom piece made by Italian fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana, personally designed for Whitney to wear on her incredibly successful 1999 My Love Is Your Love United States and European tour. According to Dolce & Gabbana, the sequins on this coat were applied by hand and it took four women two weeks working "day and night" to complete the task. Whitney made a deal with Dolce & Gabbana to exclusively design all the clothing for the tour, meeting with the famous designers in New York several times for consultations and fittings to make sure that each item - be it a gown, hat, shoe, or belt - was perfect.

    See: The Whitney Houston Special on The Oprah Winfrey Show, June 21, 1999, where Whitney and designers Dolce and Gabbana show and discuss the collection. Whitney is seen wearing this coat and refers to it as the "Diva Train". According to Dolce & Gabbana, the sequins on this coat were applied by hand and it took four women two weeks working "day and night" to complete the task.



    Also seen in the Whitney Houston exhibit in the Grammy Museum from August 1, 2012 through May 27, 2013.




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    June, 2016
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