The Alexander McQueen Store Will Drain Your Bank Account


Cintra Wilson visited the Alexander McQueen store to find something "bangingsome" to wear to an upcoming literary festival in San Francisco. She found the perfect $1,230 dress: "Never in my life had I crossed the $1,000 barrier for a dress I didn’t get married in. I consider it fiscal suicide... But this wasn’t a dress: It was the fulfillment of my deepest desires, in wool. For a literary performance, it was the perfect fusion of tweedy respectability and autobahn curves. Elves had tailored it on me while I slept... After much weeping and rending of sensibility, I bought the dress. There is no investment more worthwhile, I reasoned, than an investment in your own transformation into a better future-self." [NYT]