Fashions Fade, Style Is Eternal

Ode to Alexander McQueen

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I stumbled across a few McQueen images I have been filing for a wee while and felt I should submit a little ode to a highly respected and ridiculously creative designer that left this world far too early.

Four weeks after the designer’s death, the collection Alexander McQueen had been working on was finally unveiled. It was a hauntingly beautiful display that fitted the sombre mood.  The  collection was truly spectacular with every piece cut on the stand by McQueen.

The collection was inspired by Medieval art, Hieronymus Bosch being one of them.  There were references of angels and religious icons, with models in banded up heads (some with mohawk-like feathers) in pale, nude faces similar to Madonnas and Byzantine royals.  Dark Age cape-like coats and tapestry bodices in a palette that strayed from the rich and decadent to the purest of whites and greys.

This was the last ever collection by Lee Alexander McQueen, and what a breathtakingly bittersweet one it is.

Some pieces from the last collection:

A few highlights from McQueen’s previous collections:

McQueen for Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 1998

Alexander McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2006/07

McQueen’s Spring/Summer Collection 2008

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2009

Alexander McQueen Spring 2010

A few McQueen items on my wish list:

Python Knuckle Duster Clutch

Peplum dress

Military Rose Degrade Dress

Titanic Ballerina Shoe

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