Yesterday I was honoured to be one of the few people invited to the Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 preview at their Bond Street store in London.
During my one-to-one I got to see the current Spring and Resort collection; spying many celebrity red carpet looks including Blake Lively’s amfAR New York Gala dress, Mila Kunis’ SAG Awards dress and Rachel Zoe’s Alexander McQueen folk tote.
The majority of the collection was on display with a beautiful mix of powerful pieces ranging from black vixens pieces accented with leather harnesses to snow white fur trimmed pieces.
Despite some of the hard edge to some of the pieces, I love the fairy-tale spirit.
McQueen was very specific about the type of celebrity who would wear his creations on the red carpet, and that will continue.
Noomi Rapace, Cate Blanchett and Anna Paquin are all fans of the brand. They have a mysterious aura about them which enables them to carry the pieces so well on the red carpet.
I can see them all wearing this collection, which also includes a few Cannes worthy gowns.
Seeing the collection up close was breath-taking because the attention to detail is incredible. It gave me an even greater appreciation of the collection and the hours which go into creating such iconic pieces.
The accessories include the runway shoes which will be going into production with the exclusion of the heel with the spike.
Skulls continue to be the signature feature on the bags and clutches. I love the skull above with the spiked Mohican.