December 08, 2011

A Slice of Fashion: Alexander McQueen

Parties — Alexander McQueen Spring 2012

Beautiful, fluffy, springy femininity from Sarah Burton yet again for Alexander McQueen ss12. Lady Gaga has already donned one of the dresses for her shoot in Elle UK's January. That's not surprising when you look at the whole collection (and I suggest you do) Sarah Burton has managed to make layers of embroidered organza and hand massaged ruffles look as if they sprouted out of the models themselves in Black Swan style only the models are more like mermaids, with elaborate fitted bodices and frothy tails. There's a skeletal feel with the lace headpieces but it isn't eerie, it's very natural. The dresses look like frothy seas rather than Halloween creations.

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