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Evening Dress

2010 (designed)
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Short evening dress, the one-shouldered bodice and skirt of asymmetrically draped and swathed printed-silk with a single batwing sleeve, the skirt draped over an underskirt of gilded feathers.
read Alexander McQueen – an introduction Alexander McQueen was one of the most celebrated fashion designers of his generation, known for his highly original designs that married artistry with exceptional technical ability.
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Materials and Techniques
Printed silk and gilded feathers
Brief Description
Dress, one shouldered bodice and asymmetrical skirt with underskirt of gilded feathers, by Alexander McQueen, designed in London, AW 2010-2011
Physical Description
Short evening dress, the one-shouldered bodice and skirt of asymmetrically draped and swathed printed-silk with a single batwing sleeve, the skirt draped over an underskirt of gilded feathers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 800mm
  • Width: 500mm
  • Length: 1600mm
Gallery Label
Dress Alexander McQueen (1969–2010) Autumn/Winter 2010 McQueen’s last collection combined his interest in history and fascination with the natural world. This dress is digitally printed with a pattern taken from a German altarpiece, while the underskirt is made from painted gold feathers. The asymmetry of the garment is balanced by a single, printed-silk gauntlet like the one in the painting. McQueen was succeeded in 2010 by Sarah Burton, who designed the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress. London Made in Italy Digitally printed silk, after the Altarpiece of the Patron Saints of Cologne by Stephan Lochner (1400–52) Duck feathers Given by Net-a-Porter Museum no. T.110-2011 Further examples of McQueen and Burton’s work can be seen in the exhibition Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950 (in this gallery, 19 May 2012–6 January 2013).(2012)
Credit line
Given by NET-A-PORTER
Collection
Accession Number
T.110-2011

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record createdJune 28, 2011
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