Alexander McQueen, born 1969 – died 2010
Asymmetrical dress made of black and white “tweed-woven” rayon. The bodice is off the shoulders and sleeveless. The waist is gathered on an elastic band. The skirt flares on one side only and is longer and pointed at the back.
Length: 130 cm, Width: 89 cm
also called the “Raffia Dress”
Historical significance: An interpretation of Balenciaga‘s geometrical cut. Interesting new version of British traditional tweed. This dress is also called the “Raffia Dress” because of the physical aspect of the fabric.
By deconstructing the dress’s traditional silhouette Alexander McQueen challenges tradition. Here McQueen employs a sculptural shape that while exquisitely constructed, emphasises a disconcerting asymmetry. Thus in McQueen’s hands the dress has moved well beyond a conventional interpretation of a wardrobe staple. McQueen graduated from Central St. Martin’s School of Art in 1992, before launching his own label in 1994. He has developed a reputation for imaginative, bold design, which is combined with an in-depth knowledge of tailoring, owing to the training he received at the Savile Row tailor Anderson & Sheppard.
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Seashell Dress, 1988
John Galliano, born 1960
John Galliano is celebrated for his ingenious approach to dress design. Evoking the crisp and sculptural qualities of scallop shells, this dress has a circular petal skirt composed of concentric rows of overlapping and meandering bands of bias-cut organdie. The strapless, boned bodice is relieved by a deep cummerbund of checked cotton.
White organdie strapless dress with a flared asymmetrical skirt. Accessorised with a green and white checked cotton sash. Bias cut organdie with boned bodice.
Materials and Techniques
Bias cut organdie with a boned bodice and cotton sash
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By Marilou Cormier Béïque (la version française suit)
Every woman has her own shape; do you know which one is yours? The most important thing to know about your body is which part to highlight. Whether you have curvy hips, broad shoulders or that your body is svelte, you have to balance your shape to be as beautiful as you can be. There are six main morphologies that best describe the human body. You can either be an A, X, V, H or O. These body structures can also be known as: the pyramid (A), the hourglass (X), the inverted pyramid (V), the rectangle (H) and the round (O). Together, we’ll discover the perfect ways to be a beautiful woman even if you do not respond to a fashion magazine’s front-page criteria.
Chaque femme a sa silhouette, mais la connaissez-vous? Le plus important à savoir de sa silhouette, c’est comment la mettre en évidence! Que vous ayez des courbes aux hanches ou que ce soit vos épaules qui dominent, ou tout simplement que votre corps soit svelte, il faut équilibrer votre silhouette afin de vous rendre encore plus belle que vous l’êtes déjà! Il y a six principales morphologies qui peuvent décrire votre corps. Vous pouvez soit être un A, X, V, H ou O. Vous pouvez aussi l’entendre sous ces noms : la pyramide, le sablier, la pyramide inversée, le rectangle et le rond. Allons découvrir ensemble comment être une femme splendide, et ce, même si vous ne correspondez pas aux critères d’une couverture de magazine de mode.