Dress, Widows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7

Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010)
Widows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7
Cream silk tulle and lace with resin antlers
Courtesy of Alexander McQueen
Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

In McQueen’s Words

“When we put the antlers on the model and then draped over it the lace embroidery that we had made, we had to poke them through a £2,000 piece of work. But then it worked because it looks like she’s rammed the piece of lace with her antlers. There’s always spontaneity. You’ve got to allow for that in my shows.”

Big, Autumn/Winter 2006