Friday, March 12, 2010
Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2010
Thank you thank you thaaaaaaaaaaank you to The Cut and Fashionista for this video!!! I saw the McQueen collection, and I thought to myself, "How beautiful!" but it wasn't until I saw this video then I realized how utterly exquisite all the pieces really are!
In the entire fall runway season, no collection was as stirring and evocative as that by the late designer Alexander McQueen. The 40-year-old British designer committed suicide in his London home last month.
With golden wings tucked under the hem of one dress and the prints of doves and celestial bodies on others, it seems McQueen wondered about life and death as he draped and folded these garments. The final look was the most breathtaking. The model, with her hair hidden under a shimmering skullcap, wore a coat of gilded feathers. A plume of gold embroidered tulle burst from beneath its hem. As the model stood silent and impassive, she looked like an angel with her wings folded protectively around her luminous body.