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.
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.
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.
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.
By Nikki Monte