Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Feast for the Eyes: 
A Worthy Descendant of Leon Bakst

As you'll all undoubtably know, British gay haute couture designer Alexander McQueen died at the young age of 41. A suicide by hanging. Having had a partner depart this life in a similar way, I was doubly drawn to post on this extraordinary artist.

I remember being impressed hearing someone once say that he'd be very sorry if, at his passing, people didn't joyfully celebrate his life.

So it's in this spirit I've put together a selection from the designer's somewhat Japonaise and bold geometric ready-to-wear collection for the Paris Fashion Week of 2009.

Even if you know Sweet F A about haute couture, it's hard to imagine anyone not responding to these startlingly innovative designs.