Ann Demeulemeester black dress with open back and tied straps — spring 2003

Size: 36 (can fit a larger size)

Armpit to armpit: 45 cm

Hips: 74 cm

Length: 102 cm



93% silk

7% elastan



Black dress

Loose fit and flowy fabric


Open back that should be wrapped and tied on the front

This creates a low v-shaped open back

The shoulder straps are more narrow at the back

There’s a loose tie that can be used to gather back straps into a cross-shape

Round neckline, finished with a trim

Shiny fabric


From the spring 2002 collection

Jumpsuit version >

Back of another runway dress >


Condition: 4/5

Good condition

SKU: ADEBLDR Category:


About Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester is a Belgian designer, graduating from the Royal Academy of fine arts in Antwerp.


In 1986, Ann Demeulemeester went to London during fashion week to showcase her collection together with fellow graduates Walter van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee.

From this point on, they would be known as the iconic ‘Antwerp Six’.


Ann Demeulemeester is known for her love of black. Her style draws influence from goth, punk, bohemian and Japanese subcultures.


Her collections are often described as dark, funerary, yet poetic and very emotional. In 2000 for example, she designed a collection from a sheer materials, embroidered with quote’s from Patti Smith’s ‘Woolgathering’.


Typical Ann Demeulemeester silhouettes are very elongated, decorated with feathers, chains. She is also known for her iconic heavy boots, her triple lace boots and the lace-up gladiator sandals being street style photographers’ favorites.


She left her brand in 2013, meaning that only vintage Ann Demeulemeester clothing is still designed by her.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Womens size