Alexander McQueen’s butterfly print gown gives you wings


Net-a-Porter describe Alexander McQueen’s butterfly print gown as an "etheral" dress that’s destined to become an "heirloom piece".

The Fashion Police say, "When hippies go to balls, this is probably what they’d wear."

What do you say? And would you pay £3035 for this particular heirloom?


  • April 18, 2008


    That is not even acceptable as a costume.

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  • April 18, 2008


    No way!!!

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  • April 18, 2008


    For some weird reason I quite like it, I would be terrified of wearing it as it’s a wee bit too bold plus there’s that whopping price tag – i didn’t even spend half of that on my car :o)

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  • April 18, 2008


    I’m with Chica. I actually kind of love it. I’d love it more if it were a tank dress, but for some reason even in this iteration I find it fabulous. Then again I am a complete sucker for colorful things.

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  • April 20, 2008


    Love the back, hate the front. And I would only pay £30.50 for it…
    And I would need some pretty high heels to avoid it sweeping up all the rubbish!

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  • April 22, 2008


    It’s gorgeous, but as a partly employed university teacher I can only dream about clotehs in that price range. Since historians (at least in Sweden) dress a little scruffy and have few/none glamorous occasion to dress up for I wouldn’t have much use for it either.

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  • April 29, 2008


    I love it, especially the back. It’s for the real fashion fearless, I think its beautiful and original. Definitely not boring. But the accessories do need to be muted, nothing too colorful or loud.

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  • September 20, 2008


    I think that this dress is bold, sexy and defiant. I believe that it takes someone without a hint of self doubt to pull it off. I strongly disagree that it is a foolish piece, instead I agree with net-a-porter in saying that it is a piece to be handed down amongst family, or to be admired in the future. Though the price tag is hefty, I would love to be able to wear this dress anyday!

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  • October 20, 2008


    this dress is AMAZING!! i love how bold all the colours are and i wud pay that price for it if i had the cash lol!

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  • February 18, 2009


    damn..i’d love to wear it..n i know i can carry it well..

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  • February 12, 2010


    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! I would pay the price to own it, if I had the money. The colors are bold, the design is unique and sophisticated, and very retro ’70s. Bravo, Lee Alexander McQueen. You will be missed.


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  • May 2, 2010


    I would wear it in a shot … if I were tall, slender and with long legs (as opposed to small, busty and average weight). The price tag is a bit hefty though. Heirloom – the jury is out on that one. I guess a lot of the stuff he designed whilst alive will become collector’s pieces in years to come.

    What sort of accessories would you put with this dress, particularly a bag – any thoughts anyone?

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