alexander mcqueen

c. 2009 Alexander McQueen One Shoulder Black Knit Wrapped Dress w Buckle Detail

I believe this was a production dress from the pre-fall 2009 collection based on the leather buckle at the shoulder. He did a few pieces for that collection that utilized a more western feeling etched leather and buckles and this would fit right in with that theme. Beyond that it's a dress that shows his master tailoring and draping. It is beautiful.

This is an easy to wear dress in a black knit that drapes beautifully once on the body. The dress falls from the single strap that curves over the shoulder. The strap is a stunning detail in its own right. It's made out of a hammered etched leather that has a brass buckle. This is the only detail on the entire dress other than the actual cut. From there it angles down over the bottoms and skins over the rest of your body. It sits loose and easy over the waist and hips making it very easy to wear. The fabric is wrapped around you and the bottom hem is all cut on a curve so that where the knit meets at the front it comes up to show a flash of leg when you walk or sit. The wrapping of the fabric is this brilliant little detail that lets the dress have more movement and interest. As you walk the dress moves around you more than if it was not wrapped over itself like that. The knit has a touch of transparency to it and he plays with this effect. Where it is wrapped and a double layer results you have more opacity and then where it is just the single layer you get more of that touch of transparency feel. This is all classic McQueen sexuality. It is a stunning dress. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips over the head to wear. The knit has some stretch. Tag a small. The loose and easy cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes. The 3 buckle holes are spaced 1" apart and can adjust up or down if needed.

Bust: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 62" from top of shoulder to longest part of the hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4365

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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