I Dream of a World of Couture is a high fashion Tumblr blog with an ethereal aesthetic. Featuring fashion both on and off the runway, in print and behind the scenes, the blog presents a look at a world of carefully calculated elegance. Each image, following no sequential timeline or focusing on any specific era, exudes a gracefully delicate quality filled with a light and airy style. Inspired by the decadent works of the late great Alexander McQueen and yearning for more of his surreally elegant designs, the blog features much of his work.
The fashionable collections featured are also visually and thematically similar in their color palette and emanated ambience to the fashion cult favorite film The Virgin Suicides. I Dream of a World of Couture often shares images of young women in white embroidered gowns with floral patterns looking on longingly, pensively, and even sullenly. There is a somber tone that reads through the muted, pale colors. The innocence of pure white and whisper of soft tones inexplicably go hand in hand with this sort of refined elegance wrapped in despair.
Top image: ‘Lady Grey’ photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia March 2010
Raquel Zimmermann at Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2006
Backstage at Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013 Photographed by Kevin Tachman
‘Lady Grey’ photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia March 2010
‘Curiouser and Curiouser’ Coco Rocha, wearing Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007, photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue UK February 2007
McQ by Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2012
‘Fairy Time’ by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia February 2009
Hannelore Knuts at Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 1999
Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 1999