Dress thumbnail 1
Dress thumbnail 2
+3
images
Not currently on display at the V&A

Dress

2010 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven
Brief Description
White 'Angel' dress, English, designed by Alexander McQueen, A/W 2010
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 1700mm (Note: footprint, adjustable)
  • Width: 800mm (Note: footprint)
  • Depth: 800mm (Note: footprint)
Gallery Label
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
Accession Number
T.91-2011

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdMarch 29, 2011
Record URL