Alexander McQueen, in his latest collection, proves that even in tough economic times there is still a place for the escapism of fantastical fashion. Even if that means re-imagining models as the harlequins that acid trips are made of and having them circle a big pile of trash. Never has the grotesque been so god damned beautiful.
Fashionologie reports: “Attendees entered to red lighting, smoke, and a runway with a huge trash heap in the middle, full of metallic pieces and salvaged props from McQueen shows of the past. The soundtrack, too, was a mash-up of past McQueen shows â€” all adding to the designer’s inspiration, “reinvention”; it was no surprise when elements of past collections resurfaced on the runway, including a jeweled armor top from Spring 2000.”