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Gorgeous Pre-Fall 2011 Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Pink Silk Chiffon Dress w Jeweled Belt

This is an incredible dress and a version in black was Look 33 in the Pre-Fall 2011 presentation. It has the added provenance of having been worn by Auli'i Cravalho to the SAG awards in February. I love that this gives you the chance to the dress on the body and how beautifully it moves. Pink and red were the featured colours of the collection and I love that they did this one in the pink that ran through the collection for the shops. This is very early Sarah Burton and it gives a hint of the direction she would take the house in. It is stunning. I love it.

This brilliant and vibrant pink silk chiffon dress is stunning on the body. The layers of chiffon float over each other to allow it to drape beautifully over the body and highlight your every curve in a very flattering way. The bodice has a soft and romantic feel to it and it is gathered up and into the collar that circles the neck. The collar is spectacular and it is heavily embellished with prong, set gold, rhinestones in a variety of shapes and sizes. These are all handset all the way around the collar, and this added bit of glitz is stunning. A keyhole is left down the front centre for a tiny slice of skin to show and I love the angle this leaves down each side. It curves down and around the back and this leaves the back entirely bare and open. Despite the romantic feel the dress has this gives it a very sexy feel at the same time. It is just tremendously beautiful. The waist is seamed and the dress comes with its original belt that is embellished the same as the collar. You are literally wearing your jewels. The skirt skims over the hips under that and then falls to the floor in a beautiful drape of chiffon. There is an incredible amount of fabric in the skirt, and the top silk chiffon layer sits over an inner silk layer. When you move these layers move and float around you. The skirt extends down just slightly longer at the back so that you get a pretty sweeping feel as you walk. The fabric is feather light. It is incredible and I love it. No matter how good it looks in the photos when this is on and moving it is even better. Excellent condition with a small note below

Fully lined with pink silk chiffon through the bodice and a pink silk through the skirt. It closes with a hidden set zipper at the low back waist and the collar hooks into place behind the neck. Hand tacked, built in cups. The belt snaps to close. There is a couple of small repairs on the skirt and some grubbiness along the hem here and there. There is so much fabric in the skirt you really only see it when its laid out flat. Please see the photo after the label shot. Tagged a McQueen 40. It comes with the bag for the belt and its original McQueen hanger and garment bag.

Bust: no true side seams
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam 
Hips: open
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Length: 64" from neck to front hem, 66" to the back hem
Belt: snaps from 26.5" - 30.5"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4625

Reference Photos/Video: (1) Pre-Fall 2011 Alexander McQueen, Look 33. Model: Juju Ivanyuk.  /  (2-6) Auli'i Cravalho, in this dress, at the SAG Awards, February 2024.

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