Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010)
Irere, spring/summer 2003
Ivory silk organza, georgette, and chiffon
"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at the Met
"He wanted this idea of it—was almost like she drowned—and the top part of the dress is all fine boning and tulle, and the chiffon is all frayed and disheveled on the top. The skirt is made out of hundreds and hundreds of circles of organza. Then, with a pen, what Lee did was he drew organic lines. And then all these circles were cut, joined together, and then applied in these lines along the skirt. So you created this organic, oyster-like effect."