Evening dress by Givenchy Evening dress 'Les Muguets' (Lilies of the Valley) Designed by Hubert de Givenchy (born 1927) Paris, France 1955 Silk organdie embroidered with white silk and sequins Museum no. T.223-1974 Given by the Viscountesss de Bonchamps
“ALEXANDER MCQUEEN:SAVAGE BEAUTY”, AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATING A GENIUS
Alexander McQueen: 'Horn of Plenty' . SUBTITLED 'EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK' . A PLAY BETWEEN A PROFOUND RESPECT FOR AND THE SUBVERSION OF THE HAUTE COUTURE TRADITION. The set features a pile of debris – everything from rubbish bags and crushed car parts to broken fairground horses and castaway chairs . The clothes themselves draw on haute couture signatures – Dior’s iconic hounds-tooth check, the elegance of Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy – and takes them apart at the seams.
Programmed 'Tron' cyborgs Alexander McQueen, Fall Winter : Paris 1999 . Programmed flashing LEDs mounted on two transparent PetG body-hugging bodices , vac-formed from plaster body-cast. Concept by Alexander McQueen . Designed and made by Studio van der Graaf , London. Each model wears a 'stegosaur-style' 12 volt battery pack on her back .