The Raffia Dress

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Acquired in 2000 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
McQueen, Alexander
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
T&F
credit
Given by Alexander McQueen
date_end
2000-12-31
date_start
2000-01-01
date_text
2000 (made)
descriptive_line
Dress (known as the "Raffia Dress"), designed by Alexander McQueen in Paris, made in Italy, 2000.
dimensions
Length: 130 cm, Width: 89 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
Was featured in Fashion in Motion at the V&A in July 1999
historical_significance
history_note
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.
id
42771
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T22:14:15.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T22:14:15.000Z
latitude
48.856918
location
In Storage
longitude
2.34121
marks
'Alexander McQueen' 'Made in / Italy'
materials
rayon
materials_techniques
Machine-stitched woven rayon
museum_number
T.919-2000
museum_number_token
t9192000
object_number
O49655
object_type
Dress
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
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.
place
Paris
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
Haute couture
public_access_description
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.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
slug
the-raffia-dress-dress-mcqueen-alexander
sys_updated
2014-08-15T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
machine sewing
title
The Raffia Dress
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2000
year_start
2000