Alexander McQueen dresses have appeared on many red carpets, and numerous looks inspired by a centerpiece dress of McQueen’s have become memorable moments in fashion. This article features eight pieces by Alexander McQueen that run a wide spectrum of his designs.
In January of 2010, Sandra Bullock wore an Alexander McQueen dress to the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. This dress stood out due to its classic and uncomplicated silhouette. The decorative blue at the neckline draws the eye to the exaggerated but discreet keyhole at the décolletage. (Photo)
Inglorious Basterds premiered in London in July of 2009 and singer Rihanna donned a black Alexander McQueen jumpsuit. While this is not technically a dress – it stands out because it is a black jumpsuit,t but it can still stand out! (Photo)
At the March 2002 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Gwyneth Paltrow made a bit of a splash in her Alexander McQueen gown. A lot of the commotion was related to the somewhat unsupported bosom on the red carpet. Because of this, the McQueen dress remains one of Gwyneth’s most memorable fashion choices. (Photo)
In May of 2008, the first Sex and the City movie premiered in London and Sarah Jessica Parker wore an absolutely lovely full-skirted Alexander McQueen dress. While her head-gear ended up stealing the show, the dress remains a beautiful choice with incredibly soft yet prominent texture. (Photo)
On the cover of the December 2009 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, starlet Kristen Stewart wore a jaw-dropping gothic-inspired Alexander McQueen dress. The shape and folds of this dress are an entity in and of themselves. Stunning. (Photo)
Several different people wore the same blue Alexander McQueen shift dress in 2009, but Fergie’s May outing did it justice. This dress stands out because it is a more recognizable cut but still shines in its soft satin color. It is a dress many “average” women could wear to an occasion which makes it conspicuous on the red carpet. (Photo)
While Melody Thornton was teased on many blogs about the Alexander McQueen dress she wore to the BET awards in June of 2009, the dress was a show stopper! Her gown featured a nude stocking underneath and had edges that curved back out instead of folding in as the seam would on a typical dress. It is reminiscent of a dangerously fabulous flapper dress. (Photo)
In November of 2009, Daphne Guinness hit the red carpet in an Alexander McQueen masterpiece that had only recently debuted on the runway. Her gown was a lovely blend of color and line masterfully cinched with a large belt. The look was also accentuated by her footwear – McQueen’s monstrously famous and infamous high heels which had also only recently premiered on the runway and in Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” music video. (Photo)
Alexander McQueen crafted many looks that ended up being staples on both major league red carpets such as the Academy Awards and on red carpets for smaller functions. The looks featured in this article are a little bit of both!