Precisely because most people regard the corset as an instrument of torture, it has become an icon of gothic style. This extraordinary corset, in the traditional mourning colors of violet and black, looks especially constricting because of the high lapels, which act as a neck brace.


  • Title: Corset and Pants
  • Creator: Alexander McQueen
  • Creator Birth Date: 1969
  • Creator Death Date: 2010
  • Fashion House: Alexander McQueen
  • Date Created: 1996
  • Location Created: England
  • Fashion Show: <i>Dante</i> collection
  • Season: Fall 1996
  • Type: Corset, pants
  • Rights: Copyright The Museum at FIT
  • Medium: Violet silk and black lace and crepe
  • Credit: Lent by Alexander McQueen

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