womenfolk teaset (1930)
futurist suit (1918)
Costume for a squid, c 1916 from Sadko
Tunic from costume for the Blue God, c 1912 from Le Dieu Bleu
d. 1961, Vienna
On extended loan to Neue Galerie New York
Limited edition print published in conjunction with the exhibition Pablo Bronstein: Sketches for Regency Living.
“When fashion editors were given an intimate viewing of Alexander McQueen’s final collection in Paris this past spring, this dress was not part of it. Perhaps the last piece touched by the designer’s hands, it was made by McQueen especially for his longtime friend Annabelle Neilson, and its only outing has been to Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball in June. Neilson was notorious for wearing McQueen’s clothes and she did so with a fierceness befitting her status as his muse. A sheer black jumpsuit from 2006, a mere figment of McQueen’s imagination that left nothing to anyone else’s, generated reams of chatter and flaunted the designer’s devilish streak. Indeed he was often heralded as fashion’s enfant terrible No. 1. But in this simply elegant silk charmeuse gown with its collar of silvered feathers, Neilson appeared as the vision of an angel.”