Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2010

Hello Gorgeous! There is no doubt in my mind that the man was a genius! These are a few key looks from Alexander McQueen's Pre-Fall 2010 look book. First off those shoes are unreal! secondly I'm loving the whimsical Gothic look in the second dress! Long live McQueen! His line will be continued by Gucci Group which also houses Calvin Klien, Stella McCartney, Gucci etc... We'll see how it compares.

Special Thanks to Peggy for E-mailing her favorite images!

Update Note: Review found...

Dolly Jones (Vogue UK)
A MOMENT of poignancy that it is difficult to put into words, the presentation of Alexander McQueen’s final collection in Paris today will remain one of the resounding fashion memories of the editors who had gathered in the PPR headquarters to see it.
An extraordinary display of his incredible talent, the 15 looks we were presented with could have been created as a museum piece in homage to him – they likely will be in the future – and it was inconceivable as we watched them that the designer could have done so fine a job in creating them and yet not be here to see them appreciated by his many devoted fans.
From the first moment, for all its melancholy and great sadness, this show was absolutely McQueen. The models’ heads had been bandaged and moulded with leaf or feathered mohicans that were sprayed stiff with gold and black paint. Their bodies were tightly encased in red or nude fabric that was brought into gentle relief by gold foil embroidery, their short skirts gathered as a curtain encircling their hips.
Every piece was exquisite. Crocodile skin ankle boots were laced above ornate metallic gold floral lattice platforms, the heels of which were golden cherubs entwined with ivy and broken skulls. Some had angel wings of gold leather reaching up the ankle.
The paintings of Heironymus Bosch, Botticelli and Hugo van der Goes could be glimpsed as digitally printed silk bodices that were wound around the body in religious references, which made this experience all the more emotive.
To a backdrop of classical music, models appeared in expertly embroidered jacquards and vintage brocades, with bullet pleats and stiff drapes playing out their shoulders and hips into medieval proportions. One stiff skirt was raised on one side to reveal an underskirt of stiffened, individually dyed feathers, another gold frock coat with a raised collar was made entirely of the same feathers, the dress beneath it bursting into a layered tulle skirt, its top layer skimmed with fine gold embroidery.
Dresses cut from a single bolt of fabric had trumpet sleeves and featured embroidery that looked like original versions of the Byzantine art that had inspired them, their regal status perfectly reflected in the ornate gold surrounds of this building on Rue Francois 1er.
Perhaps most awe-inspiring of all were grey-on-grey layered chiffon dresses with deep V-necklines on either side of which were sculptural prints of saints with their hands raised giving benediction, their angel wings in subtle print on the back and sides of heavy silk cloaks.
Every piece was exquisite and entirely original; every detail – from the jewelled and latticed bodice of a light layered grey chiffon dress to the metallic gold sequins clustered noisily over the skirt of a red duchesse satin robe – was painstakingly precise.
“All the patterns in this collection were cut on the stand by Lee Alexander McQueen,” we were told.
“Each piece is unique, as was he.”


  1. OOOOOH ... very fantastic dresses!!

  2. Love that flower petal coat! Here are a few of my fav pieces of his!