Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Fashion Snow Bunny:
Antarctic Couture: Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2012/2013

Sarah Burton, Creative Director and Designer for the House of Alexander McQueen showed her Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Collection in Paris yesterday. From looking at the photos and runway video, it all looked like a Winter Fashion Diva Fantasy. Shapes organically exploded as the show went on. As if this little Snow Bunny just got more and more FIERCE as it got colder and colder--in her Swiss Alps Chalet--or Antarctic Hideaway... Burton's Winter Wonderland of Snow Divas began with ivory and creme coats--in graphic jacquard and brocades accented with Mongolian lamb, goat fur and ostrich furs. Then there was the group made of laser-cut pony skin mounted on leather (above photo).
Accessories included sci-fi visors and...
Fur-clad booties : Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2012/2013
The shapes--in skirts, aforementioned coats and dresses were very "pod"-like. These then exploded into tiered gowns. One tiered dress had--according to one of the McQueen Atelier sewers--EIGHTY godets! This is Couture-like workmanship. I highly doubt any of these grand objects will ever make it to retail or any of the McQueen stores but I'm sure we will see toned-down sellable variations instead. And yes, they will have plenty of that "Pippa" cowl-front dress too! But we all know, Miss Lady Gaga will be saving some of these runway looks just for herself! Next Winter...Lady Gaga: the McQueen Snow Bunny!
Debutante Ball in Svalbard: Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2012/2013
Turn Up the Heat: Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Pink Powder Puff Girl: Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Red Pouf: Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Where's my Snow Mobile Chauffeur? Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2012/2013
Click Below for the Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Collection Full Runway Video:


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