Spectacular Spring 2014 Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Strapless Crystal Detailed Peplum Dress
This stunning McQueen dress by Sarah Burton was a red carpet favourite that season and was seen on Priyanka Chopra, Naomie Harris and Jeon Do Yeon in 2014 and then just recently Livia Firth wore one to the 2023 Green Carpet Fashion awards. All four women looked incredible in the dress and I love that we have these reference photos of each of them so you can see how spectacular this dress is on a variety of women. Sarah Burton has just recently announced her departure from the McQueen label and it is a joy to have such a well documented piece of her work with an amazing red carpet provenance behind it. The dress is stunning and was never worn. It comes with all its original tags and original hanger
The dress is made out of a black silk and is cut with an almost sculptural line. The bodice is strapless and it is shaped to curve over the body to create an hour-glass shape. There are added peplum panels that curve over and out from each hop to add to the hourglass feel. These extend out from the seam at the waist and wrap around each side. They are wired inside to hold their shape and then have been covered with that elaborate design made of gold toned metal leafs, beads and pale pink glass crystals. This little added touch give the dress a bit of an Old Hollywood feel and it is just stunning to see in person. It curves around the bust and vertical seams run down to the waist to shape and conform the bust to you. Inside it has a full built in corseted piece that is boned and shaped to create shape. The waist is nipped in and then the dress curves over he hips underneath those elaborate hip peplums. The seaming all has that very signature McQueen feel. The dress flares out as it reaches the hem for one final beautiful curve. There is extra fabric set into the back and sides of the skirt and these flare out to create a stunning shape. The back skirt is cut a touch longer then the front skirt for a slight trained effect. No matter what angle you see this dress from there is an interesting angle, curve or flare to show all of your curves off beautifully. It is gorgeous. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk with a built in shaped, cupped and boned inner bodice. The dress closes with a hidden set back zipper and then the peplum closes with its own zipper over that. Built in inner corset that is lightly boned and cupped. Has its original tags attached. Tagged a modern McQueen 40.
Bust: 17-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 13.75" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 9.5" from top of the bodice to waist
Skirt" 51" from the waist to front hem and 54" to the back hem.
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: (1) 2014 Alexander McQueen / (2) Priyanka Chopra at the 2014 Filmfare Awards. / (3) Naomie Harris at the London premiere of her movie 'Long Walk to Freedom', November 2013. / (4) Jeon Do Yeon at the 2014 Asia Film Awards. / (5) GCFA founder and Eco-Age creative director Livia Firth at the 2023 Green Carpet Fashion Awards
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