S/S 2009 Alexander McQueen Feather Print Silk Dress
This is the second time I have been lucky enough to have this amazing dress! It is based on the runway presentation of the Spring 2009 "NATURAL Dis-Tinction, Un-Natural Selection" Alexander McQueen show. I have included a photo of Look 15 that this RTW feather design piece was inspired by. Vogue said of the show:
" 'NATURAL Dis-Tinction, Un-Natural Selection' was the title of Alexander McQueen's spring/summer 2009 show this evening and we walked in to take our seats beside a zoo of life-size stuffed animals - elephant, leopard, hippo, rhinoceros, tiger, llama, zebra, polar bear, stag and friends. Behind them an illuminated globe lit up the warehouse we were in, in the 19th La Villette - and as the first models walked out from among the four legged creatures, McQueen's initial inspiration - the evolution of man - became a clear visual message. Less aggressive - or spooky - than some of his past shows, this one allowed us to see (better than some) beyond the sensationalist presentation and fully appreciate the beauty of the clothes."
The dress is stunning and showcases his masterful draping techniques. It is constructed of two layers of bias cut silk that are set perfectly over top the other. Once on it simply drapes into place and moves to fit and mold over your curves. References to the animal kingdom abounded in this collection and on this piece we see a beautiful, soft screened bib feathers highlighting the softly draped cowl at the neck. The back hem is rounded with a slight train effect and longer than the slightly scooped front. The mid length feel perfectly fresh once again. It is amazing and a testament to his genius. Excellent condition and a rare piece!
Fully lined in bias cut silk under the bias cut silk exterior, it closes with a hidden side zipper. The bias cut means that the measurements for the length may come up a bit when actually on. Tagged a 40
Bust: 17-21" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-21" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Length: 55" from shoulder to hem at the back
Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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