alexander mcqueen

Dreamist Spring 2012 Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Soft Gold Lace on Ivory Net Wedding Dress

This is a stunning dress from the Alexander McQueen label and it is also a very early example of the work that Sarah Burton was doing for the house once she took over the label after Lee's passing. I have a friend who worked for the McQueen bridal division and had her look at it. She also shared it with some other colleagues at McQueen and we all agree that it is from the Spring/Resort 2012 season. If you look at those two collections you can see that this type of gold lace was prevalent in her designs during that time period. That date also fits in what little I know of the dress. It is stunningly beautiful and the photos do not do it full justice. It is beyond gorgeous and would be a stunning choice for a bride.

This is a stunning dress. The impact that the gold lace has is gorgeous and it is like something out of a fairy tale. It has a beautiful and simple design that really allows that gold lace to take central stage. Wide straps sit to the outsides of the top of your shoulders and there is a shallow V at the front. Another V is at the back that sits a little bit deeper then the front one. The straps are wide and I love how the lace has been placed along the edge of the neckline so you get that pretty lace finish against the skin. It skims down over the bust, curves in at the waist and then curves back out to the seam at the top of the hips. At the back it dips down on the slight angle and the dress has a row of buttons and loops over a hidden set zipper. The lace netting is applied over top of the bodice and the lace is laid out to highlight the curves of the dress. The flowers within the design of the lace trail across the pale gold netting behind them for the prettiest effect. From there the skirt falls to the floor and the skirt is stunning. It expands outward from that seam at the top of the hips and it gets very full by the time it reaches the hem. The lace trails down over it and the pattern becomes more dense all around the hem. Built-in underneath the skirt are five layers of tulle, then an inner net layer that has a wire ruffled finish and finally an innermost silk layer under that. I have not added any additional underskirts. All the volume that you see is from the built in underskirts that the gown has. I think that you could even add an additional underskirt if you wanted even more volume. The way this moves around you is magical. The layers are all feather light and it is just stunning to see in person. The back has a sweeping train that extends out past the hem to create a bit of a train and there is extra fullness at the back. It is really a wonderful dress and so romantic feeling. Excellent condition

Fully lined an ivory silk with seaming and soft boning inside the bodice to create shape. It closes with a back zipper and then the exterior layer of lace buttons to close over that. The skirt is lined as described above. I do not see any heavy evidence of alterations but I feel like the zipper may have been replaced at some time so I think there might have been some small alterations done to originally fit the dress. Hand finishes. 

Bust: to 16.5-17" flat across from side seam to side seam with an A-B cup
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam at the top of the hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 18.5" from top of the shoulder to the seam at the top of the hips
Total length: 56" from the top of the bodice to the front hem, 72" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4678

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