Alexander McQueen

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Autumn-Winter 2010/11 – It is hard to put into words the absolute momentous occasion of the event. The fact that it was the presentation of Alexander McQueen’s final collection in Paris spoke for itself. Under all the melancholy the show perpetuated the splendor skill we have always loved. Each item of clothing was exquisite. To the backdrop of classical music, the picturesque images of Heironymus Bosch, Botticelli and Hugo van der Goes were digitally printed onto silk bodices. It wouldn’t be McQueen without the extraordinary and there were plenty of gasping moments. First, the bandaged heads, second the leaf or feathered mohicans and third, the crocodile skin ankle boots that were laced above ornate metallic gold floral platforms. Ironically, there was much religious iconography and along with great tailoring, a powerful image was presented. Underskirts of stiffened individually dyed feathers, gold frocks, layered tulle skirts were original and ornate. It was a truly incredible collection.

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Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.

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