Dress, Alexander McQueen

  • Alexander McQueen 

  • Label on the dress in woven fabric inside back left side, white on grey: "ALEXANDER MCQUEEN / MADE IN ITALY".
  • Prêt-à-porter, automne-hiver 2007-2008, collection "In Memory of Elizabeth Howe, Salem, 1692".
  • Olive green cupro jersey. Embroidery of golden metal scales. Flesh polyester tulle. Olive green satin. Stretch tulle.
  • GAL2020.2.4
  • 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.

The autumn-winter 2007-08 season, entitled "In Memory of Elizabeth Howe, Salem, 1692" is inspired by the famous trial that put to death 20 women accused of witchcraft. One of them, Elizabeth Howe, is one of the creator's grandmothers.

This dress is emblematic of Alexander McQueen's martial style and of this collection in which green, a historically honourable colour, and gold, an Egyptian reference added by the designer, predominate. Linked to the sadomasochistic universe, the harness, here covered with gold metal scales, is a recurring structure in McQueen's work.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson