PARIS, October 4, 2011
Alexander McQueen is one of the brands I am looking forward to seeing every Fashion Week. Though he died last year, his works will always be thought as intense and passionate as shown in the groundbreaking exhibit at the Met. Thank God he has been a good mentor to Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen’s new creative director.
Post-Lee Alexander McQueen, I personally found the collections a little less dramatic. Though every piece of them were amazing, I thought there should be more shock value. That there should be more to fire up a controversy. But upon seeing their latest Spring 2012 RTW, I found a new respect for Burton. Her shock tactics is now visible. Bizarre pieces covered the models’ face. Breasts were shown.
Burton said that her inspiration in making this collection is “..Gaia.the wonder of nature, the sea.” There were lots of pleats, ruffles, and aquatic-inspired prints that made the models sea goddesses. The designs just makes a woman as graceful as a jellyfish moving, as stunning as pearls, but as sinister as a barracuda men should fear.
Kudos to Sarah Burton and long live Lee McQueen!
Photos: Marcus Tondo/gorunway.com
Savage Beauty, a retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s work, will be showcased at Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute on May 2. The exhibit’s catalogue, which was recently distributed, includes new photos of some of the late McQueen’s pieces. It also contains Tim Blanks’s extensive interrview with McQueen House’s successor, Sara Burton.
Read the rest of the article from NYMag.com as written by Amy Odell. On the other hand, here are the rest of the photos from the exhibit.
Photos: Sølve Sundsbø/Courtesy of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum
Though the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Exhibit won’t be shown until May 4 on the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute , Anna Wintour held a preview at the Ritz in London where, not coincidentally, the venue where Alexander McQueen showcased his first postgraduate show. The event was attended by McQueen’s friends and other fashimites. Though I know I can’t be really there for the open exhibit, I’m still excited for it.
I’ll be posting some photos of the pieces from the rest of the displays in my next post
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty [Vogue UK]
Courstesy of : http://nymag.com/fashion/?f=fashion
The rumored Kate Middleton wedding dress designer, Sara Burton, showcased her latest collection under Alexander McQueen in the recent Fall 2011 Paris Fashion Week. The fashion show took place in Conciergerie, from where the disgraced Marie Antoinette was ushered to her demise. As ever, all the pieces from the collection are aesthetically pleasing. It brought the Eskimos, gladiators, and the Snow Queen altogether with enough feathers, fur, straps and tulle. Another interesting thing about this is the question hanging around after Burton included some bridal pieces- will she make a fashion history as the one chosen to make England’s newest royalty’s wedding dress?
runway photos courtesy of style.com