For a brief moment yesterday March 9, 2010, Alexander “Lee” McQueen was again with us; during the unveiling of his last 16 pieces- a “posthumous offering” to fashion. Barely have we come to realize that Mr. McQueen is no longer with us understandably fashioned a hauntingly sombre mood within the Paris apartment where the exclusive showing was held. The pieces, resembled fashion from the Renaissance, Tudor, Saxon and Elizabethan era, McQueens “tribute to the Old Masters of fine art.” The prints mirror art of the Grotesque which artists such Bosch, Nero, and Brueghel. There was a theatrical tone with how the models were presented: wearing Mohawks, bandaged heads and white makeup – they appeared as breathing dolls or wax figures. Upon finishing the show, Alexander McQueen Chief Executive Jonathan Akeroyd paid tribute to the designer, ‘It was all inspired and developed and all patterns were cut by Lee [McQueen]”.
I expect to see the collection held at the Victoria & Albert Museum for the pieces are priceless.
Truly a Collection Fit for Royalty. By Royalty.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE COLLECTION/MY FAVOURITE PIECES
SIMILAR FASHIONS FROM THE PAST