The dress is exquisite and extremely rare. Only 20 of these with this rose print were produced worldwide making this highly collectible and even more so since it dates to when Alexander McQueen himself headed the atelier. Digitally produced roses flow across the fabric and get denser as they near the hem. The dress is constructed with two layers of the fabric atop each other so that you get this fantastic sense of depth with the screened design showing through the layers of silk! Each sleeve flows down the arm and then explodes in layers of ruffled silk chiffon. The skirt has that same deconstructed treatment and is layer upon layer of silk. It skims over the hips and then cascades into different lengths that float around you as you move. You can instantly see the Spanish influence that Alexander McQueen strove for in this piece. It is a masterpiece. Excellent, museum quality condition.
Fully lined in a second layer of the same printed silk chiffon with more layers in the skirt. It closes with a hidden side zipper and the halter ties as shown or you may tie it as shown on the runways. Hand finishes. Purposely deconstructed edges. There is one bit of a hint of a mark near the front waist that does not detract when worn because of how the pattern falls. Note that the base fabric is a pure white with no yellow undertones - that is the lighting only.
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18" max flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from top of shoulder to longest points of the asymmetrical hem but it is cut on the bias so will come up some when on the body as bias cut dresses do
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-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
S/S 2002 Dance of the Twisted Bull McQueen Gown LU128201666