Insta-Critic: Victorian Gothic at Alexander McQueen

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Tonight at Alexander McQueen a Victorian gothic spinster awoke from a century and a half of peaceful slumber. Creative Director Sarah Burton took Miss Havisham–that wealthy old woman living amidst the decay of former grandeur–as her muse. Disintegrating opulence informed the faded lace collars and rumpled rose skirts in parchment-fine ruffles. Signs of life stirred here too: black leather, bright red, and bits of black and blush lingerie kept the sentimentalism in check and the collection firmly in the twenty-first century.

Edwardiana unravelled @worldmcqueen

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Victorian details at McQueen

Llega la colección #FW15 de @worldmcqueen, presentada hoy durante #PFW. #AlexanderMcQueen

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Built-up collars and shoulders

Antique and otherworldly

The finale

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