Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit

Alexander McQueen
1997
Museum no. T.79-1997

Traditional masculine styling is subverted by McQueen in this tailored garment, which combines emphatic shoulders and peaked lapels with softly draped fronts and flowing straight pants. The soft, pale-pink fabric is perfect for the suit's draped and loose cut. The successful marriage of apparently contradictory elements is a feature of McQueen's bold, confrontational creations. These brought the young designer rapid and widespread acknowledgement of his talent.