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Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 Resee

The day after the Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 presentation, I was lucky enough to see the collection up close at the resee in Paris. I went camera clicking crazy so make sure you check out all the pictures below.

Seeing the pieces up close makes the collection even more special, especially when I was told the time it takes to bring a Sarah Burton design to life – several weeks in some cases. They are also embroidered by hand.

I was most impressed with the gowns, as you can imagine. The shaved, cut organza is hand-massaged into shape, which helped make the looks pulsate on the runway.

Take a look at how amazing the blossoms are up close. Not until I attended the resee did I know that they were metal and enamel embroideries shaped into blossoms.

Unlike previous seasons, many of the runway pieces – including the metal waistbands – are going to go into production, but expect a hefty price tag.

Whilst I was at the resee I saw the lookbook being shot, which features the commercial pieces from the Fall 2012 collection.

I’m already lusting after the fuchsia pink coat, which will brighten up a cold winter’s day, and seeing that multi-coloured gown on the red carpet would make my day.

Apart from the skull-clasp clutches, McQueen hasn’t really had an ‘IT’ bag, so for Fall 2012 we should expect to see the ‘Heroine’ on the arm of many celebrities.

The sleek tote will come in several sizes, shapes, textures and colours: one incorporates the laser cut pony skin on leather that we saw in the runway show.

The skull-clasp clutches will feature the blossoms, Mongolian fur, laser cut pony skin and the dandelions from the show.

I would die for the blossom clutch.

The one thing we didn’t see on the runway was the bottom of the heel-less shoes the models were wearing.

Each Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 shoe has a horse shoe sole. The models who stormed the runway in these heels said that they were the most comfortable McQueen shoes they even walked in.


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42 Responses to Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 Resee

  1. Ana Kay March 13, 2012 at 06:17 #

    Wow – like someone before me said – love the details. The blossom detailing is… wow!
    And I loved the little red dress in the last pic. It’s cute and fun! 🙂
    Thank you for all the pictures FC – I don’t think someone like me will otherwise get to see any of that! 🙂

    • Fashion Critic March 13, 2012 at 08:55 #

      thank you for your comment x

  2. Fashion-isha March 11, 2012 at 22:44 #

    This collection is beyond’s total eye candy!

  3. Jones19 March 11, 2012 at 22:00 #

    Ahh so many pictures! You’re really spoiling us FC. I’m going to scroll back up for a closer look.

  4. Ordinary Londoner March 10, 2012 at 22:22 #

    Loved it! Great seeing them close-up & in normal lighting like this! Thank you so much.

  5. Jess March 10, 2012 at 20:13 #

    I always loved the Novak bag, but the Heroine is an interesting design. Thanks for the pics FC, what an honour to see the collection up close!

  6. Devika March 10, 2012 at 19:40 #

    I am guessing you meant to say ‘the most comfortable McQueen shoes they “ever” walked in.’ 🙂
    Also, this is some spectacular photography..thank you so much for putting in all the efforts!

  7. Sam March 10, 2012 at 18:35 #

    Still not loving the collection, but some of those clutches are stunning! And the lookbook will no doubt feature some amazing as usual pieces. It’ll probably be a few more weeks before they put it online though.

    Thank you for those pictures. They made my disappointment with this collection fade away somewhat. 🙂

  8. Parvati March 10, 2012 at 18:09 #

    Wow… just WOW!!! I really don’t know what else to say… These pictures are amazing!

  9. ash March 10, 2012 at 03:54 #

    it brings back memories of when i stood in line for 2.5 hrs at the MET meuseum in NY to see mcqueens’ work..beautiful takes you into an entirely different world instantly and sets a different mood..thank you:)

  10. smolls March 10, 2012 at 00:57 #

    I’m in love with everything shown here…I adore that pink coat & blossom clutch & simple pink dress. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures.

  11. Lou March 10, 2012 at 00:28 #

    Beautiful – thanks FC!

  12. RNA March 10, 2012 at 00:04 #

    You can never properly judge a fashion collection until you can view it up close. I might have to go change my opinion on this collection now because the accessories are TO DIE FOR. Seriously, who wouldn’t be lusting after the blossom clutch and the organza gowns?

    Thanks for all the hard work, FC! You certainly helped me look at this collection differently now!

    • Fashion Critic March 10, 2012 at 10:07 #

      Im glad you see it differently now. It really is an amazing collection

  13. EmmaWoodhouse March 9, 2012 at 23:44 #

    Wow. I LOVE it! You must have been in heaven, FC–I love all your beautiful pictures and I am so glad that you were able to be there and experience the wonder and magic of McQueen. 🙂

    • Fashion Critic March 10, 2012 at 10:09 #

      I was. I had goosebumps the whole time 🙂

  14. couturecoco March 9, 2012 at 23:03 #

    By far my most favourite show of PFW and the pieces are just beyond beautiful! Love the fuchsia colour – my fav – and I’m not greedy, just NEED the metal belt!
    Would die to see the Duchess of Cambridge wear versions of the fuchsia coat and that delicate pink evening dress!
    Thanks you so much for sharing and the fantastic photos.

    • Fashion Critic March 10, 2012 at 10:08 #

      Yes, Catherine would look great in that pink coat

  15. luci March 9, 2012 at 21:44 #

    wow!! just wow 😀

  16. TeuntjeVDW March 9, 2012 at 21:42 #

    Amazing to see the collection from up close! Would love to have that Heroine bag!

  17. Tiffany Nicole March 9, 2012 at 21:40 #


  18. Paul McLauchlan March 9, 2012 at 21:15 #

    Thank you

    Paulidoodles I mentioned you 🙂

    • Fashion Critic March 9, 2012 at 21:17 #

      That is so cute..x 😀

  19. Paul McLauchlan March 9, 2012 at 21:09 #

    Do you know when those pictures are released

    • Fashion Critic March 9, 2012 at 21:14 #

      Not sure…it will be on Alexander

  20. Paul McLauchlan March 9, 2012 at 21:00 #

    Do you know where I could find any photos of the re-see?

    • Fashion Critic March 9, 2012 at 21:03 #

      I don’t think they are available. They picture released would be the look book pictures

  21. Yeliz March 9, 2012 at 21:00 #

    Thank you so much FC, this is an awesome post. You really did an amazing job. I’m certainly in love with the blossoms. They look so much better up close. Thanks again for all the effort.

    • Fashion Critic March 9, 2012 at 21:02 #

      it was my pleasure…believe me 🙂

  22. Jennifer March 9, 2012 at 20:58 #

    The 15th set of pictures down – all purses… I lust after that berry colored purse that’s identical to the black one. I love the black one, but that berry one makes me melt… If only I could afford it!

  23. Paul McLauchlan March 9, 2012 at 20:57 #

    Hey FC,
    I wasn’t too keen on the collection itself, but the seeing the looks off the runway has more of an impact on me. The commercial looks are divine.


    • Fashion Critic March 9, 2012 at 20:58 #

      Yes, the beauty is in the detail.

  24. CreoleLady March 9, 2012 at 20:49 #

    Thank you, FC, that was amazing and illuminating. The intricate handmade blossoms fascinate me and I didnt know anything about the horseshoe detail.

    • Fashion Critic March 9, 2012 at 20:59 #

      I was so excited to take a picture of the horse shoe, as I knew it was a detail not many had seen before.

      I’m glad I can share it with you all.

  25. Mariia March 9, 2012 at 20:47 #

    Thank you so much for these lovely pictures! Alexander McQueen has always been my absolute favourite, and I can’t wait to see those items in stores, even though I won’t be able to buy them! Everything looks so beautiful, thanks again!

    • Fashion Critic March 9, 2012 at 20:47 #

      It was very much my pleasure x

  26. pepe March 9, 2012 at 20:39 #

    You are so lucky , and i am so jealous! , this collection is almost couture, i love everything !! Thanks for this pictures , because we could see this amazing collection too close, great work!

    • Fashion Critic March 10, 2012 at 10:03 #

      Thank you Pepe. I so happy to share this with you all

  27. dee March 9, 2012 at 20:36 #

    The bags are great but everything else I do not like.

  28. nicole March 9, 2012 at 20:30 #

    AMAZING!!! lucky FC!

  29. as March 9, 2012 at 20:29 #

    OMG this is spectacular up close!

  30. NooG March 9, 2012 at 20:24 #

    Thanks for the pictures FC – you really captured the gorgeous *drool* detail!

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