Alexander Mcqueen Runway Show for Paris Fashion Week FW23 Ready To Wear Collection brought about some of the best designs the fashion week has ever seen as their use of dark gloomy colors stood out amongst others.
Her interest in dressing and studying the body led her to Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawings. The peeled-back sections of knitwear dresses incised on the hips took on a new, sinister context once you knew that. Surreptitious references to blood and guts were transformed and sublimated into asymmetric frills and prints that appeared at times like giant orchids and at others like drawings of dissected cadavers.
Glints of fiery red and otherworldly silver illuminated the evening gowns. At one point, a shredded-hem black bugle-beaded gown appeared to be a reincarnation of Alexander McQueen’s ruby red Joan of Arc gown, which had her finale in a ring of fire on the London runway.
Sarah Burton projected this collection right into the here and now by calling up the past and reconnecting with the earliest days she’d worked with McQueen. It had drama and strength, as well as many options for all genders to dress very differently than the over-the-top theatrical costume that has become event-wear in recent years.
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