“I don’t know what started it,” laughed Sarah Burton backstage before the show, “Maybe female worker bees, like all of us in the studio”. She is, of course, referring to the collection’s inspiration which, as she is the McQueen bee, very apt.
Another brilliant collection that was not only focused and intricate, but also oddly sexy. Burton emphasized that she’s more interested in “sensuality and the female form, and doing something light but not naked”. The hyper-exaggerated female silhouette was derived from the pinups of Alberto Vargas, and were displayed perfectly with wasp-waist corseted double-peplumed jackets made of gold-on-black honeycomb-patterned jackets, cagelike pannier dresses, and hard, tortoiseshell-resin harnesses and bras. The presentation culminated with the show stopping Bengalinesque gowns that had Scarlett donned them, Rhett Butler would have been brought to his knees much sooner.
I leave you with a few of my other favorites from Paris.
1st group of photos – Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013.
2nd group – clockwise from top left: Isabel Marant, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Haider Ackerman,Valentino, Chanel, Haider Ackerman, Miu Miu.