Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Alexander the Great

    With inspiration from Savage Beauty, a retrospective opening at the Costume Institute on May 4th, the May issue of Vogue US features a handful of the beautiful pieces designed by the one and only Alexander McQueen. The photos are shot by photographer Steven Meisel, and styled by Grace Coddington. The four pieces posted here are from McQueen's iconic collections Number 13 (Spring 1999), Voss (Spring 2001), Widows of Culloden (fall 2006) and Sarabande (spring 2007).


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    At Vogue.com, creative director at Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, shares a story for each of the pieces photographed. She talks about how the silk-lace ruffled dress from the Widows of Culloden collection (worn here by Karen Elson) was inspired by Burton's own wedding gown. Also, she shares a memory about the flower dress from the Sarabande collection, here worn by Caroline Trentini: "This dress had fresh flowers on it. We put them on just before she went out, and they started to fall off one by one as she walked. I remember people saying Lee timed it. We had a laugh about that. It was an accident!" To read more of Burton's memories, view HERE

    Image source: Fashion Gone Rouge + Vogue.com

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