I had recently begun to feel quite bad about my neglect of Alexander McQueen’s last collection on our blog. However, I will explain in my defense that I was awaiting a debut of photos in honor of McQueen’s departure by one of the grand photographers of fashion. And alas the wait was rewarded with a feature by Annie Leibovitz on McQueen’s last collection for the “Nobel Farewell” in this month’s Vogue.
The models are stepping out of or into their awaiting crates sealing them in McQueen’s brilliance for eternity. Although reminiscent of coffins, these crates do however, give the garments a sense of timelessness backed by their extreme beauty.
Here are some of the looks from the presentation just weeks after McQueen’s death. It was haunting of his handiwork and brilliant craftsmanship and attention to detail. The sculptural quality from his previous show is still looming but with an added draping in the above capelet that is phenomenal.
I’m still shocked that we won’t have the original McQueen anymore. But I am impressed with the execution and presentation of his last collection by his team even after his devastating death. Sarah Burton will take over as creative director. Burton who was McQueen’s right hand woman and had overseen the womenswear since 2000 will most certainly keep McQueen’s legacy alive.