Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 2007. Silk dress embroidered with silk and fresh roses, hydrangeas, and peonies. Photo by Getty Images.
Between the wedding gown worn Friday by the new Duchess of Cambridge, which was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, and the Costume Institute's upcoming exhibit Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the late British designer is very much on my mind.
The press preview for the exhibit is tomorrow at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which I will attend, and the Met Gala is tomorrow night, which, unfortunately, I won't. One of the dresses I am most looking forward to seeing in person is this floral stunner from Spring/Summer 2007. In the May 2011 issue of Vogue, this dress is one of six of McQueen's featured in the article "Alexander the Great" with commentary from Sarah Burton. Of this piece she says, "This dress had fresh flowers on it. We put them on just before she went out, and they started to fall off one by one as she walked. I remember people saying Lee timed it. We had a laugh about that. It was an accident!"
This picture comes from the book Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation by fellow fashion blogger Kristin Knox. Her blog is The Clothes Whisperer and I highly recommend it.