Seven-year-old Alice follows a white rabbit into his hole, and finds herself in a strange and perplexing Wonderland. It is there that she encounters a cast of idiosyncratic characters, including a hookah-smoking caterpillar, a mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts.
Manish Arora created this dress for a window display at the Printemps department store in Paris. Arora, Haider Ackermann, Alexander McQueen, and several others designers each made an ensemble to celebrate the release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland film. The playing card motif—referencing the King and Queen of Hearts and their playing card attendants—is an integral part of the “Wonderland iconography.”