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the buzz around mcqueen’s final collection and karl’s genius iceberg

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).

Lagerfeld's Iceberg Genius - Chanel, Paris Fashion Week AW 2010, Photo: Getty Images

Lagerfeld's Iceberg Genius - Chanel, Paris Fashion Week AW 2010, Photo: Getty Images

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”.

Outfits from the Alexander McQueen autumn/winter 2010 collection, at Paris fashion week

Outfits from the Alexander McQueen autumn/winter 2010 collection, at Paris fashion week

To see more images of the collection, click here.


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  • twentyteneightyfour

    Not convinced by Chanel. Alexander McQueen’s last gift to the fashion industry is breathtaking.