Yesterday, Gucci Group presented Lee Alexander McQueen’s final collection, in a presentation that paid solemn tribute to the late designer. The exclusive event took place in a gilded salon at PPR's headquarters during Paris Fashion Week, for small select groups of people.
The amazing 16 piece collection was inspired by Byzantine art and Old Master paintings and showed McQueen’s skill at blending old-world romanticism with modern day technology. The clothes featured digitally captured works of art like the angels of Sandro Botticelli and the demons of Hieronymus Bosch.
With images of angels and the afterlife woven into his fabrics, the theme of the collection gives an eerie insight into the mind of McQueen preceding his unfortunate death. The final words in the show’s notes described the collection best: “Each piece was unique, as was he.”
The intricate collection is absolutely breath-taking! The lack of an 'over the top' fashion show production was appropriate, not only because of the recent passing of the designer, but because the ornate clothing simply spoke for themselves. It’s crazy to believe that this is the last collection we will ever see designed by the late, great, Lee Alexander McQueen.
R.I.P. Lee Alexander McQueen
You will be greatly missed.