Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Spring 2012

I saw this posting on my friend StyleOnTheCouch's blog yesterday, and thought I couldn't do any better - her reviews are fantastic.  Read below for a great write up on Sarah Burton's latest load of wonderfulness down at McQueen HQ.  Pictures via Christine at FashNChips.

"I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess – an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme ~ Sarah Burton

the lovely Fash n Chips (one of my favourite reads) recently featured these behind the scenes photos of Sarah Burton’s Spring 2012 collection for McQueen on her blog.  I’ve been thinking about them all week and wanted to share them with you all here.

I think my recent purchase of this All Saints dress was a little inspired by the gothic beauty of McQueen. wrote of this collection: “She [Sarah Burton] based her collection on the three Gs: Grès for the pleating and draping, Gaudí for the architecture, and Gaia for the sense of all-encompassing oceanic life that infused the clothes, like the outfits composed of coral or shells. Or the incredible engineered matelassé jacquard in a barnacle pattern. Or the silk chiffon in an oyster print, which had been layered, cut into circles, and ribbed (though that hardly even begins to explain the complexity of the result).  And if you carried the analogy still further, the black leather appliqué that infected a lace dress could be an oil slick; the Fortuny-pleated organza woven with copper, silver, and gold was like a pirate’s buried treasure.”

Beauty, drama and fashion. It is really how I would like to get dressed every single day….

Photos: Fash N Chips blog / Vogue

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Unknown said...

omg her designs are so stunning! she was the perfect person to take over! that first photo is amazing

love from San Francisco,

Elle Croft said...

I adore this collection...and the behind the scenes glimpses only make me love it more!!

designchic said...

Each piece is like a work of art...gorgeous. Beautiful blog - I'm your newest follower!! said...

super post!
thankx for sharing



apieceoftruffle said...

Thank you for sharing these photos! Those dress are soo beautiful! I'd like the chance to wear the dress on the 5th and 6th picture hahah <3 minus the headgear. ;)

Clara Turbay said...

love it! good ideas a much fun!

Sandra said...

I'm already in love!

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