Dress, Alexander McQueen

  • Alexander McQueen

  • Whitout label
  • Ready-to-wear, spring-summer 2004, "Deliverance" collection
  • Inlays of bias muslin rhombuses printed with stylised dragonflies in shades of pink on a blue, purple and green background in the manner of an insect wing membrane. Flounces in points of free cut muslin. Flesh-coloured muslin.
  • GAL2020.2.3
  • Acquisition, Vogue Paris Foundation 2019
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

From 1992 to 2010, the British designer Alexander McQueen shakes up the fashion world with his virtuoso works with precise cuts and his hybrid universe. His grandiose fashion shows, presented in Paris from 2001 onwards, questioned the body and its canons of beauty as much as the structure of clothing.

Each of Alexander McQueen's collections responds to a chosen theme and precise personal inspirations.

In spring-summer 2004, Alexander McQueen signed one of his most striking collections. Presented in the Wagram Hall and entitled "Déliverance", the fashion show was transformed into a performance and the models into competition dancers. Inspired by Sydney Pollack's 1969 film "On achève bien les chevaux" (We Finish the Horses), they all dance until one of the participants is exhausted and dies. The 1930s, the historical setting of the film, and its long, close-fitting fashion, predominates on this sheath dress, with diamond inlays of chiffon on the bias, dragonfly decorations and twisted straps. This piece, true to the spirit of the collection, celebrates McQueen's talent, particularly in the art of blurring. This is evidenced by the floating chiffon flounces, only cut out of diamonds with clean-cut edges.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson