Pink Alexander McQueen Strapless gown

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In my life there aren’t occasions to wear gowns that cost $3 440. I guess it makes sense. If you can’t afford a $3 440 gown then there shouldn’t be occasions in your life that call for you to wear a $3 440 gown.

I came across a $3 440 Alexander McQueen gown on Polyvore today and decided to build a set around it. The gown is long and flowing fuchsia and strapless with an additional list of features that include a gathered back drape a softly draped train a ruched top a sweetheart-neckline a hidden back zipper internal wired stretch mesh corset underwire support and structured bra cups with removable padding. It is a fully lined 100% silk dress. The lining is 74% Acetate and 26% Silk. When even the lining is silk even if only 26% silk you know you’re going to be spending some dollars.

To be honest I probably would not wear this dress myself because I don’t have the breasts for it but it’s a lovely dress and if money was no object I would probably buy it just to have it for those days when I feel like getting dressed up and taking pictures of myself; but “no object” would have to mean I have a money tree in my possession that is guaranteed never to die and that sprouts at least a hundred thousand in leaves per day. Did I say leaves? I mean dollars of course.

Here is the polyvore set I built around the pink Alexander McQueen strapless gown. I don’t know what to say about the finished set. If things hold true to form no one will like it; but that’s cool. I enjoyed making it. It was good art therapy.
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10182012914 by zenica featuring ankle strap sandals

The jewelry” shoes and accessories featured in the set include a pair of Yves Saint Laurent ankle strap sandals which cost $1,190. The shoulder bag is a Marchesa clutch purse covered with mother-of-pearl paillettes and accented with Swarovski crystals. The  clutch purse costs more than the dress. It comes with a price tag of $3,495.  The necklace is a Valentino necklace with large platinum finish studs that are covered in micro strass. It costs $1,545. The bracelet is an Olivia Collings Antique silver and rose gold bangle. It costs $2″ 165.

We’re looking at over $10 000 that you’ll need if you want to get these items not necessarily to wear together of course as I’m sure the outfit I’ve put together is more likely to end up featured in some article about the worst virtual outfits ever built around an Alexander McQueen evening dress.

The Yves Saint Laurent ankle strap sandals are really nice but the more I look at them the more I have to wonder if shoes should ever cost this kind of money. It seems a little ridiculous frankly; but I guess the whole point and why designer shoes are priced as high as they are is that enough of the women who can afford it are willing to spend that kind of money of shoes.

 

 

 

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