If you were among the many people who were uncertain whether or not the House of McQueen would survive the passing of namesake Alexander McQueen earlier this year, the Spring 2011 runway will satisfy all but the most stringent of McQueen purists of Sarah Burton’s ability to channel the spirit and creative energy we have come to associate with the McQueen name.
Photos on this page via Style.com, full coverage here.
(To say “I want….” on several of these shoes it a huge *make that enormous* understatement.)
Oh – and it wasn’t only the shoes that took my breath away. There were also a signature clutch that had me drooling:
And, of course, the clothes…..
While the show started off with softly tailored pieces, it progressed to rich, textural looks that feel wholly in line with the McQueen fashion sensibility and particular flair for runway-as-art.
Do we see drama? Yes.
Impeccable, luxuriant touches? Again, yes.
Fashion as high art? Unmistakeably.
I love how this runway was both a celebration of creative fashion as well as an homage to the designer whose name it carries.
It certainly looks as though the House of McQueen is here to stay; Ms. Burton has shown herself more than up to the task of the role she has inherited.
Congratulations, then, to Sarah Burton for a wonderful transitional show that respectfully celebrated the past works of Alexander McQueen while showing us that the McQueen label remains vibrant and relevant in her capable hands.
(Sarah Burton, via Style.com)