Sunday, February 16, 2020

Kim Kardashian's Oscars Dress Has A Dallas Connection

Angie Barrett and Kim Kardashian West wear Alexander McQueen's "Oyster Dress"

After last week's Oscars, Vogue magazine praised Kim Kardashian West for arriving at Vanity Fair’s annual Oscars party in a piece of fashion history - specifically Alexander McQueen’s famed “Oyster dress” from his spring 2003 collection, one of only two that made it into production. According to Vogue, the look was a Christmas present from Kardashian West’s husband, Kanye West purchased from Rita Watnick of Lily et Cie. What Vogue didn't tell its readers is that the dress has a Dallas connection, because it's first owner was Dallas socialite Angie Barrett. Barrett wore the gown to the Beaux Arts Ball (now The Art Ball) and Cinema Against AIDS at The Cannes Film Festival in 2003. Barrett was thrilled to see her gown don one of the most famous body's on the planet saying in a Facebook post, "An exquisite example of McQueen’s artistry lives on!" You know what they say, "Everything's bigger and better in Texas," including our fashion style.