The 16 looks in deceased designer Alexander McQueen’s final collection were shown today at a private presentation in Paris.
With a haunting soundtrack of operatic music, the presentation was solemn, funereal and even a little spooky – and the references to angels, broken skulls and religious themes eerily prescient. Tears were welling in the eyes of some spectators as the finale dress entered: a grand coat of gold feathers that ended in a froth of embroidered tulle.
PPR, McQueen’s parent company, has said that the brand will continue; a new designer has yet to be chosen.
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