Extraordinary Resort 2010 Alexander McQueen Rare Black Embroidered Net over Yellow Silk Dress
This is a very rare dress and is a version of the fuller skirted dress shown for the Resort 2010 collection. I have sold the fuller skirted one in the past but the only other one of this version I have ever seen is the one that was worn by Naomi Campbell in 2009. I know that with the other version there were only three made and I suspect that there were very limited ones of this one as well. Style.com noted at the time that; 'the line had a bit of romance in the form of lace overlays as delicate as insect wings' and that the collection 'was inspired by the notion of an artist in his studio'. While Vogue noted that the collection centered around patterns like 'line drawings'. The embroidered overlay on this dress would have been done specifically for each individually made dress and you can see how the pattern meets perfectly at all the seams. Each dress would then be a one off with no two being the same. This is an extraordinary piece of McQueen's history and I love the tie in with Naomi. Especially since there are so many photos of her with Lee while wearing the twin of this dress.
The dress is stunning and a tribute to his tailoring skills. It is cut to hug the body and create shape. The hand embroidered overlay is done in a stark black on a delicate netting. This lies over that brilliant yellow silk underneath and the contrast is remarkable. It gives the dress the appearance of being tattooed in that fantastical print that only McQueen's mind could come up with. The netted embroidery covers the dress from shoulder to hem so that you get the impact of the design from every angle. Underneath is a simple shift dress that skims over the bust, nips in at the waist and curves over the hips to the hem. I love the wide cut of the neckline and how there is that little edging of netting backed in a nude so you see just a hint of skin underneath. It feel subversively McQueen. Is a stunning example of the genius that was Alexander McQueen. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a yellow tissue silk and closes at the back with a hidden set zipper. Tagged a McQueen 42. It appears to have been worn very little if at all
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 34" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: (1) Resort 2010 Alexander McQueen, Look 23. Model Kelli Lumi / (2-5) Naomi Campbell attends Nick Knight's ShowStudio Opening Party as part of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 on September 21, 2009 in London, England.
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