jeudi 19 décembre 2013


Oyster dress, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, SS 2003 
Ivory silk organza, georgette, and chiffon 

I read on the MET website that "this gown of sand-colored organza recalls the mille-feuille ridging on the surface of a shell. The hem of the skirt, like the wavy lip of a giant mollusk, further emphasizes the seashell quality of the gown. But unlike Aphrodite, who was born in the foam of the sea and borne to shore on a scallop, McQueen's beauty is a bruised pearl encased in a deconstructing oyster, the tumbled survivor of the violent action of waves. "

At the beginning, I really didn't thought to an oyster... The lightless of the layers of silk organza, the organic side of the dress, made me more thinking about strips of skin. A dead skin, a kind of contemporary vanity, like the rest of a human sloughing. 

Florent Humbert-Toni

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