March 27, 2010

mcqueen's ability to turn women into art

its hard for me to even look at McQueen's last collection, its too beautiful
outlandish and yet, so utterly wearable and flattering

so regal
juxtaposition of two distant pasts, the art of the middle ages and renaissance, mixed with the ancient sea creature headdress. this piece is so perfectly balanced with the one long sleeve and the glove.
the detail in the sleeves, embroidery, and the bottom of the boots
a woman as an ornate column
All of the former pieces were breath taking, but this gold feathered coat with massive tulle and chiffon underskirt peeking out was too much to handle. McQueen outdid himself with this ensemble. His craftsmanship is unmatched. I actually cried when I saw this collection for the first time. The fashion world truly lost an innovative genius.
R.I.P. Lee Alexander McQueen; you are terribly missed.

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