Who wouldn’t want to be a bondage queen in a priceless dress? Not sure I would even if I could afford it, but it’s an interesting thought.
Fall 2011 has not yielded the best of collections from many designers and I’d go as far as saying that some of the shows bored me, not to death, but pretty close. However, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQuen (Alexander McQueen’s replacement) has kept his legacy alive quite easily, despite what the skeptics have said.
The impossible task of replacing McQueen has been overcome by Burton’s steady and assuring feminine influence to the brand. And although this collection did not WOW me away, it did reassure me that McQueen’s legacy is not even close to dying.
To say that the dress above was intricate would be an understatement when used to describe the layers of lavender chiffon used.
Here, the pieces of the bodice and on the shoes recall the puzzling way that mosaic pieces fit together. This also reminds me of Spain in the summer time! Or is that a stretch?
I have to admit I don’t think mideaval times could get more chic than this.
What do you think of Sarah Burton’s work as Alexander McQueen’s replacement?