Alexander McQueen Fall 2009: A Twisted Fantasy

Alexander McQueen Fall 2009: A Twisted Fantasy

>> WWD warned that Alexander McQueen was planning a wild time for his show this evening, and were they ever on the money. Attendees entered to red lighting, smoke, and a runway with a huge trash heap in the middle, full of metallic pieces and salvaged props from McQueen shows of the past.  The soundtrack, too, was a mash-up of past McQueen shows — all adding to the designer's inspiration, "reinvention"; it was no surprise when elements of past collections resurfaced on the runway, including a jeweled armor top from Spring 2000.  The models had on Leigh Bowery clown-like red lips, skyscraping heels, and headpieces made of empty soda cans wrapped in black latex with umbrellas strapped to the top.  But most importantly, amongst all the houndstooth and feathers, McQueen proved that in all the doom and gloom, fantasy still lives — to rapturous applause.
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