Fashion house Alexander McQueen on Monday came up with its new autumn/winter collection for its McQ label at the London fashion week, two years after its founder’s suicide.
Models clad in belted trench coats with black furry neck mufflers, military great coats, leather belts, black watch tartans, thigh high laced boots and skirts covered with embroidered flowers walked the ramp on the fourth day of the weeklong fashion extravaganza held at the Old Sorting Office Building, central London.
When American supermodel Kristen McMenamy took to the stage, leaves drifted onto her and she found a white rope at her feet. She pulled the rope and the backdrop changed into a winter forest as if magic.
Actress Salma Hayek, who appeared at the show, looked stunning in a tiger print costume, with a black belt attached to her waist. Adding to it, she wore a pair of tights and black patent heels.
She came with her husband Francois-Henri Pinault, head of luxury fashion conglomerate PPR.
“The show was truly sensational – really, really amazing – not at all what I was expecting. The clothes were already unforgettable and extraordinary,” the Mail Online quoted her as saying.
Hayek also praised Alexander Mcqueen’s creative director, Sarah Burton, saying that she had set the bar really high.
“Sarah Burton set the bar really high – it makes me nervous it is so good. What is she going to do for McQueen now? She said.
The show was a success and Sarah Burton was greeted with applause when she appeared on stage. She said: “This was about a love of McQueen and everything we do,” she said.
It was first show for the fashion house after the death of its founder, Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide in 2010.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.