Having just left Paris Fashion Week a couple of days ago, I can confirm that the buzz and desire to see Alexander McQueen’s final collection was unparalleled. Described by The Times as “a haunting, beautiful spectacle” and numerous other publications as his final “masterpieces”.
According to Jess Cartner-Morley from the Guardian, “when the first model walked into the room, there was an audible intake of breath”. The buzz on Twitter then kicked off with Grazia Tweeting live from the exclusive showcase. This probably outdid this morning’s Chanel iceberg stunt (yes, Lagerfeld is a fucking legend).
So the McQueen private show took place to the classical music Lee McQueen had been listening to as he cut and fitted the 2010 autumn collection – “a requiem for a great designer”. According to Suzy Menkes at the NY Times, “there were damp eyes among the small audience and sobs backstage — both from personal grief and at the scale of the loss to fashion of this singular designer”.
To see more images of the collection, click here.