Fashion Museum – 2000 - 2009

2000
Woman’s dress of blue/green bamboo-print silk chiffon with jewelled clasp. Worn with jewelled, high-heeled mules. By Donatella Versace for Versace.

The dress was originally modelled on the catwalk by Amber Valetta and then became one of the most photographed dresses that year. Jennifer Lopez and Geri Halliwell both wore the dress.

Chosen by Lisa Armstrong, The Times

 

2001
Woman’s black gauze ‘peasant’ top woven with feathers and velvet and black satin skirt. Worn with black leather boots and black panne velvet scarf. By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche.

Chosen by Alexandra Shulman, Vogue

 

2002
Woman's sleeveless dress of mis-shaped and textured pieces of black fabric in a mixture of knit weave and jersey. Worn with distressed brown cow-hide brogues. By Junya Watanabe
 
Chosen by Hilary Alexander, The Daily Telegraph.

 

2003
The outfit by Marni combines print, colour and utilitarian style that encapsulated the bohemian moment popularised by Sienna Miller.

 

Chosen by Lucinda Chambers, Fashion Director of Vogue

 

2004
Oriental look evening dress that consists of a halter neck top of Bordeaux dragon print satin with a mandarin collar, a matching bustier and fishtails skirt. By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurant Rive Gauche.

It was worn by Nicole Kidman to the Tony Awards in June 2004 in New York.

Chosen by Sarajane Hoare, Vanity Fair magazine.

 

2005
Kingfisher blue silk faille balloon dress. By Alber Elbaz  for Lanvin from the Spring/Summer 05 collection.

 

The Fashion Museum has several pieces in the collection by Lanvin, a long-established French couture house. One particular treasure is a green shot silk dress from 1919 with the characteristic drop waist of the late teens/early 1920s. There is no doubt that the Dress of the Year 2005 also a green silk dress with a drop waist has a kinship with the earlier piece from the same house.

 

Chosen by Charlie Porter, Associate Editor of GQ and fashion columnist to The Guardian newspaper.

 

2006

Olive green urban-style coat with fur patch pockets, worn with sensational platform stack brown leather shoes, by Prada  

 

Chosen by Sarah Mower

 

2007

Troubadour Dress by Giles from Autumn/ Winter 2007. Orange double Duchesse silk satin dress, with a huge orange scarf. The shoes are by Gina and are decorated with dark green / black curled cock feathers.

 

Chosen by fashion writer Hywel Davies.

 

2008

Navy blue and gold star trouser ensemble by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, which was worn by Kate Moss to her 34th birthday party in 2008; and a button through polka dot dress with 1940s / 1970s shoulder pads by Kate Moss for Topshop.  

 

Chosen by TV’s Paula Reed, who is also Style Director of Grazia magazine.

 

2009

Black and white trompe l’oeil corset dress by Antonio Beradi, featuring lace panelling, was originally shown in Berardi’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection.

Chosen by Lucy Yeomans, Editor of Harper's Bazaar 

Image: model on catwalk wearing a long-sleeved, full length dress of fine green printed fabric. The open fabric ties in the centre to reveal the model's leg when she walks, and a deep 'v' shape section of the model's chest and stomach.

Dress of the Year 2000

 

Image: catwalk photograph of female model wearing a tight black oriental print long dress with halterneck top and 'fish tail' flared hem

Dress of the Year 2004

 

Image: model on catwalk wearing a Kingfisher blue silk faille dress with sleeveless top and balloon style knee-length skirt and a string of beads

Dress of the Year 2005

 

Image: Dress of the Year 2008

Dress of the Year 2008

 

Image: Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Antonio Baradi's Dress of the Year 2009
Dress of the Year 2009 Getty Images.