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final masterpieces {Alexander McQueen 2010 Fall/Winter Collection}

This past Tuesday in Paris there was a private showing of the late Alexander McQueen's Fall/Winter 2010 Collection. McQueen had completed 16 pieces at 80% complete before his passing. His inspirations, the Dark Ages;
What McQueen was preparing had a poetic, medieval beauty that dealt with religious iconography while recapturing memories of his own past collections. He had ordered fabric that translated digital photographs of paintings of high-church angels and Bosch demons into hand-loomed jacquards, then taken the materials and cut stately caped gowns and short draped dresses. In its ornate surface narrative, that might read as a kick against the plain and restrained direction fashion is taking, but in their own way, the fluted, attenuated lines of his long dresses suggested a calm and simplicity. Instead of aggression, they transmitted the grace of the medieval Madonnas and Byzantine empresses McQueen had been studying. (style.com)
The workmanship, textiles, and embroidery are just beautiful! Truly masterpieces!


(images: style.com)

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