November 24, 2009

Alexander McQueen Spring 2010



Since it's taken me weeks to recover from how amazing it was and I think I am just barely able to write about it now.
From an infinite abyss of a runway projected on a runway projected on a runway and so forth came an army of creatures with armadillos for feet and cheekbones in massive 3-D. Flooding out of the creatures’ sculptured dresses were underwater and earthy prints in an unnatural and slightly eerie symmetry. The way these dresses seemed to become one with the models and the alien claw shoes clung to the feet, it was as if the clothes were saying “take me with you!” in reference to a journey we can assume these creatures would soon embark on to another world, and to the journey of grasping new technology creatively which could be successfully led only by the minds of Nick Knight and Alexander McQueen.Untitled 7Untitled 11Untitled 25Untitled 24Untitled 23Untitled 19
Untitled 21
I want to go there.

131 comments:

Gwendolyn said...

God the colours on the dress in the seventh pictures are PERFECTION.

Shana said...

:) I WANT IT ALL. Lady GaGa was sooo lucky to wear it.

la couturière said...

i love your blog. you are the new it girl,congrats!

withacherryontop said...

hello... wait. i need to read this post. hm.

withacherryontop said...

pahaha. IT'S AN ALIEN. i swear, if the characters in Star Trek were dressed like that, I would be completed. The cheekbones and concept are hilariously creative. thanks for posting. LADIDA.

Jessica said...

I NEED those bone shoes! Lady Gaga was lucky to wear them.

Jevon said...

Walk walk fashion baby work it move that bitch crazy ;D

Ditte said...

He has to be one of the most innovative designers out there.. I have loved this collection ever since I first saw it, its beauty can not be described in words..

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Camille said...

I still want to know what you think of Lady Gaga. This show looks incredible.

Pierce said...

agreed
it really is something you need
to take a step back and slowly digest.

a little avatar-esque... no?

Catherine said...

I never even noticed the cheekbones! I guess I was too busy looking at the fantastic clothes/shoes/hair or thought he just found really chiseled models or something... : / Thanks for giving me another thing to love about this collection!

I feel the same way about this world: http://littlehouseofstyle.blogspot.com/2009/10/life-magazine-1998.html

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Prinzessin Wunderlich said...

crazy stuff, thats true!

but lilililikiiilililike it!

Laura said...

I love the patterns and colors of the dress in the 3rd picture.
The dress in picture 5 looks interesting.You can look at it for loong.

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Caitie said...

unbelievably gorgeous. I can't stop looking at that first shoe (or piece of architecture, really) and the first dress.

Teffy said...

awesome show..
Tavi darling, Tommy put a picture of u on JJ ..u look lovely!!

misspollyhadadolly said...

I love how he transforms everything detail to fit his inspiration and ideas, including the models faces!!

I don't think this collection has anything like the same effect on people wearing it generally, have you seen Daphne Guinness wearing the shoes?

http://misspdolly.blogspot.com/2009/10/alexander-mcqueen.html

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MAISON CHAPLIN said...

HI DARLING, I DON'T LIKE THIS MUCH THE SHOES HE HAS DESIGNED, BUT I THINK ALL OF THEM ARE ART CREATIONS. ACTUALLY, MCQUEEN IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN TURN FASHION INTO ART. MUAHHH

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Lauren Evangeline said...

http://jakandjil.com/blog/?p=3303

Yaaay, Tavi, you're on Jak and Jil :)

[ StrawberiiStarz ] said...

Ahhh. I will NEVER get over these shoes. I already love costumes and costume design....and am aiming to be a costume designer or something along the lines of design... O___________O So I was like "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my....GAWD." <3 So creative, it's sickening." I remeber I use to sketch up weird shoes when I was like..12-13? I always figured it was too weird for runway (I didn't know much about runway fashion..). NOW I wish I had gotten more into it at that age! D:<

Anyway--------I had made a post about McQueen's spring 2010...crazy shoes a while back but I didn't post many pictures...so yaaaay I'm happy to see many more O_O!

-Dances around- I love shoes, I love shoes....and I love crazy designs~!

LiveFashionDieHappy said...

this is really different but I like it. Be able to take risks is why I love in the fashion. =)

fashion westie said...

McQueen, Galliano, Romance Was Born and Gaultier. Imagine the yummy fashion trifle that could be?
You can never find the right words to convey the absolute fashionation (fashion-imagination) these designers create. Great, no, awesome, no, otherwordly-ultimate-alternative-universe-yummy-trifly-goodness...hmm, sorta.

Molly Rose said...

AMAZING show.
your picture is on the jak and jill blog. What kind of camera are you using in it? it's so neat looking!

Heidi said...

God that show was just amazing! Alexander McQueen never disappoints.

Ren said...

mcqueen and other designers (lagerfeld, galliano, etc.) are producing not just mere fashion shows, but rather whole theatrical events. its really quite amazing, the steps being taken in the fashion world today.

and btw, your such an inspiration to bloggers, great job.

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Lana said...

check out: http://jakandjil.com/blog/

IT'S YOU! wahoo! congrats on being featured on jak and jil blog! love your blog, keep it up!

sccrgirlblnd said...

I love designers like alexander mcqueen. The house really goes where no other seems to go, and the clothing inspires me and makes me think. It is just incredible!

nourishing mornings said...

AMAZING show!! love the colors!!

xx
Eliza

KD said...

MEEEEEE TOOOOOOO

Annie said...

so amazing. oh my god.

also amazing - you're on jak & jil! i'm sure it's been mentioned, but it's so cool that i have to say it again!

Isabel said...

The close up of her make up makes me want to scream and run away. But yet, I'm paralyzed...

Emma said...

Best show of the year, hands down

xoxo

Emily said...

i find something new every time i look at this collection, like the little cut-outs in the dress in one of the detail-shots you posted. it's truly incredible. have fun in tokyo! we're all desperate to hear all about it!
xx
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Quinn said...

I guess alexander mcqueen been watching some star trek

LessthanThree said...

I too am still speechless about this collection and am so jealous of lady gaga for having the chance to wear it in her video. Things like this can only come from a mind of pure genius.

Caleb Poling said...

So happy you highlighted the makeup, so beautiful. He really though of everything for this show.

Zoe said...

wow those shoes are incredibly outlandish, Imagine what they would be like to wear.. hmmm???
Super cool make up.

VP said...

those dresses are so beautiful..

have fun in your trip to Japan! I once visited Japan for 1 hour when I was passing through. Just bought tea and watch some Zatch Bell! at the airport.

Don't forget to take many pictures with those street fashion hipsters in Japan! & have a safe trip! :)

Maishion said...

i'm sure you will be there because you are so famous...

Ash said...

The overall look of the show scares me a little bit (I have a serious "thing" with aliens... "thing" meaning phobia) but some of the pieces are stunning. And who doesnt wish that those shoes were practical in everyday life? Just wait... someone will try to come out with something similar and completely fail. You can't copy greatness!

Ash
goldleafashley.blogspot.com

Lorna Lilo said...

What the hell I am going out of a limb here. Making women look like monsters? How insulting to women. Where is the beauty in this? Go back to your design desks and put away your comic books and start again.

angiereedgarner said...

You might have a look at Orlan's work, so that fullest credit can be given where due.

s. said...

congrats on your photo in jak&jill!

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amy102088 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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Neesh B Fly said...

One Word: AMAZING!!!

electricclovee said...

YOURE ON JAK & JILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cory said...

This collection was so good, I think lots of people were "ready" for it as well which is a plus for McQueen. Now they really need to release a high res version of the runway video!

OH mode said...

Hyper is pioneering the creative love these futuristic clothes and all those beautiful shoes still a good choice Tavi

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stylespotterfashionblogger said...

AMAZING! The video of this is just incredible. If only I could of seen it all live. I had a love for McQueen before this show and now words cannot express how much I admire him. He is always so true to his art and never lets himself become too commercial. (check out my blog..I'm just getting started)

Comic_Cat said...

I kinda like the whole idea behind this collection. It reminds me of how our society has developed over the past decades due to technology.
He`s just foreshadowing the future.

Nievez said...

I (heart) A MCqueeen!!!
he´s just waaaaaaaaaaay ahead of many designers!!! no wonder why lady gaga got to wore it in her vid!!!

M said...

so creative from the shoes to the hair, love! those prints are incredible!
http://regionalfashionista.blogspot.com/

josh t franco said...

Nerd to nerd, thanks for doing what you do, Tavi. :)

aleica said...

Hi Tavi! I saw an article in one magazine in Spain ( Its name is Glamour). If you want to see it, let me know and I´ll send you :).

I love your blog

xxx!

Sharna said...

does this remind anyone else of manish arora?

Gavin. said...

Hi.

I don't really care about fashion.

But you write about it enthousiastically enough and funnily enough to make sure that I read huge chunks of it today. At work. Whilst I should be working, even. So, entertainment was had and possibly I understand a little better now.

Thanks!

Fleur said...

It must have been amazing! But still, rather scary!

kate said...

I <3 the shoes alot, oh my god,who could ever come up with somthing as good as thiss?? I recently made a new blog could you give me soe tips in a comment for my first post please? it would be good to have advice from a pro, the link is

http://get-style-all.blogspot.com/

thanks, this means alot to me x

Mademoiselle Chloe said...

How do they walk in those?! Not my cup of tea.

Angeliki said...
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Angeliki said...

Amazing work with Fractals...Tavi google fractals cos probably they can help you in the next school project in maths and art ;) The beauty of complexity.

Rici said...

Oh my god ... these shoes are ugly. :(
Definitely not what I'd like to wear.

Maya said...

love your blog(and i think you are just amazing!) :) so well put the way you described the show! Nick Knight and Alexander McQueen are pure genus!

oX
maya

Julie said...

walk, walk, fashion baby...aaaaaa brilliant!

OpinionatedKait said...

Those shoes! I have a thing for shoes. But the dresses as well! The tiny, suble cutouts were a great touch!

the golden fairy princess said...

i love the prints and the blue

Heini said...

Freaky but cool. This show will remain in history for sure.

Teo said...

I, I love ur bloog !! :)) .. i was just getting bored on online and suddenly found about u and ur site.. :)

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inseguradecision said...

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Emily said...

Almost perfect...But should have had black models. Imagine Alek Wek in those colors!!!

JT said...

This show was unbelievable. Alexander McQueen is just a vision. He views towards the future boggles my mind. I would love to see you work a pair of those armadillo heels!

Liam S. said...

That really is pretty darn amazing.

Cate said...

the colors can be good but their faces are scary

SourGrapesClothing.com said...

Come on those shoes.
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SONYA said...

I too adored his fashion show, wait it was beyond a fashion show
! It was a trip to another dimension, with amazing clothes, shoes, hair, and make up. Def the best show for the season. Can't wait to see more people with his clothes and shoes.

Fashion Frenzy said...

Amazing Tavi just amazing! You're so lucky to have gone to Tokyo. Although I don't understand how someone could walk in those shoes...


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thwany said...

so awesome.

Emelie said...

you write in such a unique way (especially for a 13 year old) but I love it!
and Alexander McQueen must be crazy, but he's still a genius.

http://mmsydney.blogspot.com

Gabby said...

Lady GaGa used one of these outfits in her Bad Romance video.

Rei Kawakubo said...

shoes so delicious
you sitting on top
of the pinata
drive fast little ones
why are you commenting here you people
go out and eat the grass
and savour the ladies in white

fleur-de-lis said...

this collection both scares and fascinates me.

zoomslow said...

What awesome descriptive writing, Tavi! Your words are well and truly equal to the fantastic images.

CoocooforCoco said...

OMFG Alexander McQueen is getting pumped up for AVATAR!!!!

Jess. said...

Goshhh. I've said it before but I'll most certainly say it again. This show...EPIC. So beyond. I am still gushing over those shoes. And I love your miniatures, dear! Especially the magazines. Such a creative idea!

x
Jess.

the girl in grey said...

Crazy...enough said?
I think so.
www.thegreygoddess.blogspot.com

Naddy Sane said...

Ok...I really need everything about this collection. Completely stunningly fabulous . like AHHH :0


nad xx

http://naddysfashionaspirin.blogspot.com

Amela<3 said...

Me too! The collection is so great and unique. Totally Alexander McQueen.

With love,

Gabi said...

I LOVE HIS NEW COOLLECTION!! I NEED THOSE SHOES.

Jord. said...

If you're going to go on a journey with those shoes, can you take me with you?

This whole collection is absolutely phenomenal, i can't wait for the day when these eccentric clothes will be common place among society. Maybe not the shoes though; perhaps they're slightly too impractical.

I want a male pair.

I know you probably wont read this tavi; but your blog is an inspiration. You get it all the time, i know i know. But there's something very special about you!

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sheshanna said...

alexander mcqueen. amazing. i love all the details and colors in the third picture.

starting small! please look and follow if you like it. (:
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arp journal officiel said...

totally obsessed with the shoes from this Mcqueen collection, they are so beautiful & alien like...i guess i'll shoot them while in paris next year...they are absolutely sick!!!

June said...

Me too!!! It looked magical!! :)

AMIT said...

Wow so nice fashion show it was and hair style of models rocks.

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Villedela said...

Those shoes are just so amazingly fab. I can't stop staring at them!

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konshonchloe said...

waoooooooo i love the blog!!!. alexander is crazy jejejejjejeej but the collection its gorgeousss!!

kc

Unique Geek said...

i loved this col;lection it was totally inspired i have a blog my self called http://stylesnewestpointofview.blogspot.com/ come visit it please thanx

Marissa said...

So creeepy ... haha but amazing <3
The first shoes remind me of Ursula in The Little Mermaid : )
http://thepurpletutu.blogspot.com/

andrea said...

one can never recover from some of these! soooo great....

Horse729/Wren said...

I was hyperventilating the first time I saw the collection--how incredibly nerd-AY! Christian Siriano's shoes and his are a little too alike for my taste though.

LEON said...

Tavi, thanks much for posting these - i'm working on a new set of illustrations involving Madonna - will post as soon as done - and i needed closeups of McQueen shoes - exactly these. Thanks!

J said...

This reminds me of the Snow Queen from Narnia - due to the hairstyle and make-up and some of the colours :)

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SM said...

I agree, I want to go there too!
Amazing shoes.

XD,
http://northboundsm.blogspot.com/

Daniel John Hardy said...

Whatever, no big deal, I bet those shoes see like you have a pair of your most comfortable runners on!?

this show is so inspirational!

http://www.thepopcoutureblog.com

Lilcocoloco Design said...

Amazing! Just breath taking!!

Carolyna said...

very surrealistic colection. This show must be amazing :-D

vickileestyle said...

i love alexander mcqueen ss10.
the catwalk was so futuristic and magical and the heels are breathtakingly amazing.

D. said...

so pretty....i wish i were there too.

Sarah Sioli said...

Some might disagree, saying it looks an alien or something.
But I only can see the beauty of nature on those clothes. What a wonderful representation! A remarkable piece of work.

I like nature in architecture also, like Gaudí. It's always inspiring.

laetitia said...

You're definitly the "new girl in town" TAVI is THE name of the new it girl.
Good luck ;)

Pessimistin said...

those shoes!!
I mean- the modelslook in any way funny, but like a bird, too.
But the dresses- veeeery nice ^^
<3 you

imi said...

i love the alexander mc queen shoes, he makes such crazy and fantastic clothes i wish i could have them

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Maya Iman said...
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Maya Iman said...

Alexander McQueen Died at 40, I'm going to cry.

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so talented, and yet ... depressed

siri said...

best show i've seen in such a long time...it felt like another world and i wanted to be there. rip lee miss him so much :'( good luck to sarah burton!

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