Dress of the Year 2011 announced
The Fashion Museum, Bath, has chosen its Dress of the Year 2011. The dress, chosen by Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large for US Vogue, is this Sarah Burton creation for Alexander McQueen, and formed part of her stunning AW11 Ice Queen collection.
The ivory tulle bodice of the dress is embroidered with 3D organza feathers (each feather is embroidered with silver and white thread and bullion), and the gown has an organza skirt consisting of 31 panels, which are hand embroidered with miniature eagle motifs using silver and white bullion.
This latest addition to the Dress of the Year collection means there are now 49 outfits as part of the Fashion Museum’s award.