"Silk satin and mousseline ball gown embroidered with pearls, artificial gemstones and glitters. Fashion house Worth, Paris, 1904." (from museum plaque next to gown) Fabulous photos from the Bernina blog and Lynetter on Flickr.
“I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve…I want woman to look stronger…I don’t like women to be taken advantage of…I don’t like men whistling at women in the street. I think they deserve more respect. I like men to keep their distance from women, I like men to be stunned by an entrance. I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband. I know what misogyny is … I want people to be afraid of the women I dress” — Alexander McQueen