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Beautiful Resort 2020 Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Floral Printed Cotton Dress w Belt

The twin of this dress was shown for Look 23 for the Resort 2020 presentation. The entire collection was an explosion of flowers and Vogue explained that "Many of the floral illustrations in print or embroidered in stitch and pin on satin evening dresses and tailoring were drawn from life in the enormous 19th-century glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London. The subjects of these drawings were specifically flowers in danger of extinction. Others were based on flowers that are already extinct but which the McQueen team was able to observe dead, pressed, and desiccated in the Kew herbarium." It's a terrifically beautiful dress and besides the runway pic we also found a reference photo of Brie Larson wearing one that year as well. 

This dress is just gorgeous and one of the prettiest dresses I have seen by the label. They have a knack for making these pieces with pretty prints and then adding a twist on the design to still give it that McQueen edge. The cut is simple and flattering. Wide straps curve over each shoulder and extend into the bodice. The neckline is squared off and the top is cut the skim over you. The waist is seamed and my client relentlessly hunted until she was able to source the perfect matching McQueen belt from the 2008 collection which is included with the dress. I love that you can wear it with or with the belt or use another to get a completely different feel. The skirt falls from under that and it is spectacular. There is a ton of fabric in the skirt and the weight of that crisp cotton id the perfect wright to help hold the volume that you see. The hem is finished with two wide rows of ruffles and I love how they are gathered into the body of the skirt for extra detailing. This gives the skirt an extra added pretty fullness to it and when you walk it catches the air and billows out around you. The fabric is gorgeous. It is a light cotton that has a touch of crispness to it. The entire surface of the dress is screened with that spectacular floral design in a riot of pinks and red. It is fabulous. Excellent condition

Lined in a white cotton through the bodice and the skirt is unlined. It closes with a hidden set back zipper. It looks like it was worn very little if at all. The belt is included and it snaps to close and is stamped a McQueen 40

Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to top of band at the waist
Total length: 54" from the top of the shoulder to hem
Belt: Adjustable from 27" - 31"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD4601

Reference Photos: (1) Resort 2020 Alexander McQueen, Look 23.  /  (2-3) Brie Larson in Alexander McQueen at the Just Mercy Party, December 2020.

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