Alexander McQueen’s Final Collection
Just weeks before he took his life, Alexander McQueen put the finishing touches on his last collection.
The words in the end of the show notes: “Each piece is unique, as was he”.
See more from McQueen’s fall 2010 RTW collection below:
His inspirations ranged from Byzantine art and Old Master paintings to the carvings of Grinling Gibbons, and each look was worn with a bronzed cap, some spiked with a Mohawk of gilded leaves like a Roman war helmut.
McQueen continued to experiment with ideas from his last collections, this time engineering prints by digitally capturing entire works of art and weaving them into fabrics.
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.
The Alexander McQueen business will reportedly continue under Gucci Group.