Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Alexander The Great: Alexander McQueen's Last Collection

March 10,2010-Paris
by David Pedroza

The Last collection of Alexander McQueen was stage at the opulent La Conciergerie, in Paris Yesterday. A 16 piece collection of haute couture worthy dresses were shown by private presentation, which gave a solemn, sad feeling, for the loss of this true Artist. This is the collection McQueen had been working on before his death, a collection of religion, Requiem, regal, and quintessentially McQueen. The work took inspiration from Byzantine art; woodcarver, Grinling Gibbons, whose work decorates St Paul’s Cathedral. The workmanship was haute couture, heavily beaded bullion gold on scarlet red, wings hand painted on a gown, and gowns made in rich royal silks. The final gown was a hand made, gold-leaf feathered frock coat with a tulle skirt covered in a cloud of gold embroidery, ending this spectacular show, from a designer who knew his craft and had a vision like no other. This collection is a collectors dream, and many people will hold this memory dear in their hearts forever.

Photos courtesy of Alexander McQueen

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