alexander mcqueen

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2009 Dress

Leona Lewis looked beautiful when she wore the twin of this dress to the 2010 Elle Style awards and my client remembers seeing Iman in it on the cover of a magazine but I have been unable to hunt that photo down. The dress is classic McQueen and is from the pre-fall collection of 2009. These looks led to the F/W 2009 collection - "The Horn of Plenty", subtitled "Everything but the Kitchen Sink". The Alexander McQueen website said of that collection:

"It is the play between a profound respect for and the subversion of the haute couture tradition.....The clothes themselves draw on haute couture signatures....All in all, this is power-dressing at its most elaborate and extreme."

You can see in this piece how he was working towards that. The cut through the body is perfectly fitted and shaped, every seam and stitch properly placed to highlight a woman's body without being crass. And then the keyhole at the neck gives it a touch of sexuality and the sleeves are a nod to the excess and extreme silhouette of couture. It is classic McQueen and profoundly beautiful, strict, high end and subtle all at the same time. The fabric is a slightly textured, fine fleece wool. The seam work is all done on the curve and the dress is extraordinarily well made. The original retail was well over $3000 and this piece will only increase further in value and sentiment being that it is a piece that pre-dates McQueen's untimely death. Excellent condition!

Shoulders: no true defined seams
Bust: 18î flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18î flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 44" from neck to hem

Fully lined in a fine black silk crepe and closes with a hidden back zipper. There are three hook and eye at the neck above the keyhole that are placed so you can also wear it open and you would not see them! Tagged a modern 42

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)

Item# DD1068

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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