Image by James Day
There's no denying that Alexander McQueen's final ready-to-wear show, for A/W '10, was a triumphant swan song for the much-revered designer. The 16 outfits were a celebration of everything that was unique about the fashion designer of his generation. But inevitably, when a great talent like McQueen's is so tragically cut-off in its prime, there is also a huge feeling of loss for all the creations and future collections that will now never be designed. And so it was nothing short of joyous news to hear, on the grapevine, that one final dress has come to light that is thought to be the last piece that Alexander McQueen ever worked on.
Appropriately, the dress was created for his long-term muse, patron, some-time catwalk model and BFF, Annabelle Neilson.
The dress, pictured here, was made by McQueen himself especially for Neilson, who finally wore it to Elton John's White Tie & Tiara ball in June. In bias-cut dove grey silk, the gown continues the Angelic theme of McQueen's final collection with silver feathers around the neckline, similar to the gold-plate-dipped feather jacket in his last show.
If his A/W '10 collection was Alexander McQueen's grand finale, we think this dress is the perfect encore...
What do you think of McQueen's final design?
**UPDATE** 24/8/10 we've been contacted by a spokesperson from Alexander McQueen, who has informed us that this dress is, in fact, from the label's Pre-collection, and is therefore not the last dress to be made by the late designer.