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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN UNLOCKING STORIES | THE MOURNING SUIT

  This black embroidered trouser suit subverts the male formalwear tradition of the Morning Suit with the elaborate female Victorian tradition of Mourning Dress. Lee Alexander McQueen shook the fashion world — twice — with the dark theme and unforgettable atmosphere of his seventh collection, Dante, for Autumn/Winter 1996. It was first shown by candlelight […]
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Alexander McQueen Unlocking Stories | The Ophelia Dress

  This cream, corseted flower print silk taffeta Ophelia Dress began with Sarah Burton’s initial sketch of a corseted bodice, elbow-length poet sleeves, portrait neckline and a full, ballerina-length skirt with pleated volume at the hip.   One of the beginnings of the Ophelia dress was sparked by a rare Victorian silk wedding dress passed […]
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PRE SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Inspiration… Victoriana. Mary Anning and a conchologist’s cabinet of curiosities. Pearls, coral, seashells and jewels found scattered across the wild English shoreline and recorded in exquisite detail. Forgotten treasures: a trousseau of delicate découpage dresses featuring white ribbon work, mother-of pearl sequins, precious silver jacquard silks, scalloped broderie anglaise, and trailing wildflowers and ferns. A […]