Plato's Atlantis

Plato's Atlantis

Dress
Alexander McQueen
2010
Museum no. T.11-2010

This dress forms part of McQueen's Spring/Summer 2010 collection. The design features a vibrant, digitally printed textile with layered photographic images of a variety of reptile skins. Shown on the catwalk with vertiginous, claw-like shoes, the look dominated fashion pages and commentary in the months after McQueen's fashion show. This catwalk presentation was also notable for being one of the first to be streamed live onto the internet, where people could watch it in real time, free of charge.