Thursday, February 13, 2014

Raw Emotion: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Spring/Summer 2011 was the first collection by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen after McQueen's tragic death.

Tim Banks for said in his review: "The very first outfit could stand as a manifesto for the future: The tailcoat is a traditional McQueen piece, but here it is softened, its edges unfinished, and the hard, peaked shoulders that were another McQueen signature had been slashed opened, relaxed."

This beautiful and romantic tailcoat, which is the piece Tim Banks refers to in his review, is a mille feuille of bias cut silk layers.  It's edges are raw as the emotions most certainly were at this point in time at the studio of Alexander McQueen...

(sorry I am not sure why the photos are so dark but the tailcoat is a snow white silk)
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen S/S 2011 tailcoat available for purchase at RARE vintage.

and from the runway:

love, kisses and vintage, Juliana

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