Gray silk jacquard floor-length dress with v-neckline. Fitted construction through the hips and voluminous skirt. Fabric printed with mirror images of the Virgin Mary, angels, wings, birds, and drapery from Hugo van der Goes’ Portinari Triptych (c.1479). The dress also incorporates a white supplementary weft patterning that produces a ghost-like image of pelvic bones on the front and back of the dress.


  • Title: Dress
  • Creator: Alexander McQueen
  • Creator Birth Date: 1969
  • Creator Death Date: 2010
  • Date Created: 2010
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: Center back: 165 cm (64 15/16 in.)
  • Provenance: 2010, sold by Alexander McQueen, London, England to Rita Watnick, Lily et Cie, Beverly Hills, CA; 2014, sold by Lily et Cie to the MFA. (Accession date: February 26, 2014)
  • Fashion Show: “Angels and Demons” Collection
  • Season: Fall / Winter 2010-11
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • Medium: Silk jacquard

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