This outfit highlights two Accessory Fair participants, Ticky Tacky and Dahlinks – as well as the outstanding dress from Agnes Finney for the memorial fundraiser For the Love of McQueen. I confess that the moment I saw the Agnes Finney Dress Mayur, I fell in love with it. In many ways, I even prefer her dress to the original McQueen dress that I think inspired it. I also think it is a beautiful illustration of the difference between inspiration and plagiarism. You can see elements of the original within the Agnes Finney design, but reimagined in such a way that the new design is distinctive and completely divisible from the original.
The Mayur Dress is festooned with peacock feathers and has a very ornate bodice. With a narrow waist and a full skirt, it’s a frothy feminine confection. The original is much more explicitly a recreation of two black peacocks in fabric and is visually stunning but is so powerful a statement that the dress wears the woman rather than the reverse. I like stunning dresses, but in a fashion sentence I prefer to be the subject, not the object. The shoes I chose for this are the amazing Crystal shoes from Baiastice. The touches of black with the white shoes make it a perfect complement.
The drama of the jewelry had to be powerful enough to match the drama of the dress. Here you can see the dramatic backdrop of the Dahlinks necklace that made this necklace the perfect choice for this dress. It’s true that there is a jewelry set that was made to go with this dress as a companion piece and it is beautiful – however, since so many have already shown them together beautifully, I thought it would be more challenging to find equally fitting options that were not specifically made for this.
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- Poses: Reel Expressions
- Skin: Milk Motion alice
- Eyes: Poetic Colors Night Forest Medium
- Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
- Hair: !lamb Witch
- Dress: Agnes Finney Mayur Gown R (for the Love of McQueen Exhibition all proceeds to charity)
- Shoes: Baiastice Crystal White
- Gloves: 5th & Oxford Leather Gloves R
- Necklace: Dahlinks Scar Baby Wrapped Black Diamond Back Drop for Accessory Fair R
- Earrings and Ring: Ticky Tacky Miss Juju cocktail rings and The Lady Miss JuJu Earrings for the Accessory Fair. R
I didn’t know about the McQueen connection; the first thing I thought of was that it’s reminiscent of the Givenchy worn by Audrey Hepburn in the original Sabrina. Still beautiful, either way!
We can certainly wonder if McQueen was inspired by the Givenchy dress: http://dilettanteville.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/sabrina2.jpg