R2010 Alexander McQueen Tailored Coat or Dress
With the advent of the Savage Beauty exhibit now open at the V&A in London, the fervor over original, pre-death McQueen pieces seems to only be getting stronger. This also means they are getting harder and harder to find so I am immensely pleased to have this piece from the Resort 2010 collection. Only 26 pieces were shown in this collection and this is the twin of one of them. I have been lucky enough to have had the yellow dress from this same collection so it is a treat to have yet another piece in the shop now! Resort pieces are always produced at a far more limited quantity so they tend to be even harder and rarer to attain than the main collection pieces.
This was Look 24 and was shown with lace tights as part of the closing evening pieces. It still has the original tags attached and has never been worn. Made of a glossed silk sharkskin it has the lines that show McQueen's masterful talent at tailoring. Each seam is a study in deliberation. The sleeves and shoulders deserve special attention as they are pleated and cut so they have a string peak but at the same time feel soft and feminine. The jacket swings and widens as it nears the hem. It closes down the front with a hidden set row of buttons and buttons low enough that you can easily wear this as a dress or a jacket. It is absolutely stunning and a true collector's piece that will only continue to increase in value. In excellent, unworn and museum quality condition.
Fully lined in a black silk and closes at the front with hidden set buttons. Original tags and hang tags and still has its extra button. Unworn. Tagged a 42
Sleeves: approx 17"
Shoulders: no true defined seam
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 32" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference resort photo from style.com
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.