alexander mcqueen

c2003 Alexander McQueen Silk Chiffon Cherry Print Backless Dress

This wonderful dress is from the 2003-2004 era and displays the hyper feminine, nod the the thirties and forties that was running through some of his work during this time period. It is made of feather light silk chiffon that is cut to float around the body. This is contrasted with the extreme molded breast cups. These are almost rigid and shaped to give you perfectly rounded breasts. The sit independently and are further highlighted with the covering of the silk chiffon and the way it is set in a provocative ruffle along the upper edge. Under this the chiffon is cut and shaped by seaming. It is a play on the way thirties dress were made but here he takes the curving seams tot he extreme and almost build shapes using them. The hem line is asymmetrical and hangs at different lengths. The dress is suspended by tiny little straps that curve around the neck and then twist and buttons into place while crossing over them selves. These ,eave the skin of the back bare. The second you move the skirts waft around you and the curves of the body are shown underneath. It is very sensual and very beautiful. I love the cherry print that covers the silk. Literally the 'cherry on top'. Excellent condition.

Fully lined on a very fine white bias cut silk. It slip on to wear and the ties button onto place. there is one more that runs across the lower back but it would not button into place on my dress form. The ties are twisted together on spots and this is deliberate. The breast cups are molded. Tagged vintage McQueen 40. Bias cut so may come up in length a bit depending on your frame.

Bust: approx 17" flat across from side seam to side seam but with an open back
Each cup is probably a B, small C cup
Waist: adjustable
Hips: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 5.5" from top of bodice to inner seam under bust
Length: approx 57" from shoulder to hem at longest point

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3355

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

Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!

Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:

  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

Read More

We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.

Want it faster?

We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.

Read More


Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.