Alexander McQueen meets Elizabethan at Paris Fashion Week

With the ornately constructed L’Opera Comique as its backdrop, the House of McQueen unveiled a collection reminiscent of the Elizabethan Era. L’Opera Comique’s luxurious chandeliers and golden architecture beautifully complimented the collection’s own complex gold detailing, making it a perfect venue for the show. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection featured just ten garments, all of which incorporated some of Alexander McQueen’s trademark designs.
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It wouldn’t be a McQueen collection without exaggerated hips and dramatic headpieces. The black and white collection incorporated these trademarks, along with little finger gloves, feather jackets, and intricately designed shoes.
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The gowns transported the audience back to a time of ruffled necklines, pearl detailing, and full, lace gowns. The collection was kept youthful and modern with exposed shoulders, metallic cinched waist lines, and exposed legs; a definite no-no for the Elizabethan woman.
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The House of McQueen has mastered the art of fashion time travel. The combination of regal gowns and the luxurious three-hundred year old Parisian venue were synchronized perfectly to create a collection fit for a queen.
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By Nikki Monte