“A light in the darkness. In Alexander McQueen’s final collection, medieval influences transformed into calm, poetic beauty” – Style.com
Alexander McQueen’s last collection was shown in Paris yesterday. The entire collection of 16 pieces was 80% done at the time of his passing.
A complete opposition to his futuristic Spring ’10 collection, McQueen resorted to a more romantic and medieval sense of beauty. A beauty that had a slight religious feel to it, making the pieces themselves feel utterly more divine. McQueen is unparalleled in giving us an escape from the mundane everyday life, having the ability to transport us to the future, back in time, to another dimension and to the fairytale books of our childhood; sometimes doing this all at the same time.
This collection has to be one of my all time favs of his. And no, it’s not just because it’s his last. I am a true “lady” at heart, and seeing such works of art (art that’s akin to those you’d see only in high-scale museums and art books beaming with cherubs and godly figures) sewn together in such a magnificent matter truly brings tears to my eyes. He was so so gifted and his talent shall be missed.