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Dress

Dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2010 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alexander McQueen, born 1969 - died 2010 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven

  • Museum number:

    T.91-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White full length dress with motif of sculptural angels woven into the brocade fabric of the bodice. The dress has a full flaring skirt made from a lighter voile fabric.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2010 (made)

Artist/maker

Alexander McQueen, born 1969 - died 2010 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Woven

Dimensions

Height: 1700 mm, Width: 800 mm, Depth: 800 mm

Labels and date

This dress was in the final collection of Alexander McQueen before his untimely death in February 2010. The 16-piece collection was inspired by the art and skill involved in hand-worked garments.
Sarah Burton, current head of design at the label, recalled how McQueen wanted to move away from the world of technology. 'He wanted to get back to the handcraft he loved, and the things that are being lost in the making of fashion... He was coming in every day, draping and cutting pieces on the stand.'
The angel print on this dress recalls a relief sculpture, with the top half of the dress worked in an opaque woven structure which flows into the light transparent layers of the skirt. []

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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