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October 7, 2009

Alexander McQueen 2010 Womens Collection

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Alexander McQueen: “Plato’s Atlantis” Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010 Womens Collection
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Alexander McQueen: For The Futuristic Interplanetary Mutant Alien Queen In You

Forget the Jean-Paul Gaultier costumes for The Fifth Element. Alexander McQueen’s show in Paris today was a spacey sci-fi extravaganza of garments for royal ladies lost in the space-time continuum.

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Alexander McQueen’s Primordial Reveries

Fashion is all about renewal, Alexander McQueen reminded us at his fashion show Tuesday night. But it is all about spectacle as well, lest anyone take the collection – with its reptilian encrustations – at face value.

Titled “Plato’s Atlantis”, the performance opened with a video of a naked woman writhing in the sand with snakes. Two robotic arms with video cameras glided up and down the runway, gyrating like snakes, streaming the show live on the designer’s website.

The opening styles were silk dresses with reptilian patterns in shades of green, brown and gold. Large flaps folded over the shoulders and around the hips. Turquoise jewels embroidered on waists and turtlenecks resembled scales. The models’ feet were encased in ankle boots with the most extreme platforms of Paris fashion week. The result didn’t look anything like a shoe.

As the video screen played images of a nude woman floating in water, the show shifted into aquatic looks. Blues and greens replaced the desert tones. A sensible gray dress was cut away across the chest and back to reveal swirls of turquoise.

Gray and black leather dresses looked like rubber – more futuristic than the vintage-looking leather on many other runways during the past week. Models wore masks plastered on to the bridge of their noses and their temples, giving them angular and alien-like profiles.

The last dresses became lighter and lighter – pale puffs that had the transparency of a jellyfish. They slipped down the body like a snake shedding its skin. The final look revealed the inner golden reptile – the body entirely covered by a short dress, leggings and high-heeled ankle boots in gold beads. The light from the screen reflected off the last styles, adding an aquatic aura.

These were show pieces – for his retail collection, McQueen will reinterpret his ideas for more wearable clothes. But the designer clearly has a following for his theatrics. The livestream server was overloaded, and the brand’s website apologized to people who weren’t able to connect to the show.

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  1. [...] all images were taken from http://o-ze.com/alexander-mcqueen-platos-atlantis/ [...]

    Pingback by // alexander mcqueen and plato’s atlantis « lyx — October 10, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

  2. I want to make love to Mr Mcqueen now and forever

    Comment by BILLY GALLO — October 30, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

  3. R.I.P. Alexander. You were a true creative genius.

    Comment by Wasabi Woman — February 12, 2010 @ 12:11 am

  4. [...] an inspirational, brilliant designer. He was one of the best that we had.” telegraph.co.uk o-ze.com Post Published: 12 February 2010 Author: FAMEinc Found in section: ARTS, FASHION, NEWS, [...]

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  5. i really like Alexander McQueen design.

    Comment by iefa — February 16, 2010 @ 7:55 am

  6. Sickening! What a thing to do to women. sheezzz

    Comment by E.M.Suanno — February 25, 2010 @ 7:26 am

  7. [...] Alexander McQueen’s “Plato’s Atlantis” [...]

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  8. Alexander McQueen was beyond ordinary creativity. When you watch a fashion show and gasp in amazement, that may be expected. However, it is completely different when you notice you’re not breathing!

    Comment by Karl Portis — April 11, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

  9. [...] bridge of their noses and their temples, giving them angular and alien-like profiles” (Source: http://o-ze.com/alexander-mcqueen-platos-atlantis/). The big budget show According to Style.com, the British designer had the idea to portray a [...]

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  10. Alexander McQueen, whilst divisive, was a true creative genius. Genuinely inspirational, and will be remembered as such. I simple love this line and can’t get enough of it.

    Comment by Jane at Beauty Tips For Face — September 2, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

  11. [...] designer but also honor the brilliant designs from his 2010 Spring/Summer Collection, titled Plato’s Atlantis. It was his surrealistic footwear in the show that really caught people’s attention. Science [...]

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  12. All the shoes are unique but I think it is very exaggerated and over designed. The models are the ones who can wear this kind of shoes.

    Comment by Mack Uyami — October 12, 2010 @ 9:07 am

  13. I really love McQueens shoes, *but* I agree with the last commenter that they really are for models only. Hardly a practicle shoe, and I like practicality. Still, it doesn’t stop me wanting all of these shoes lol! Particularly the green glittery/glass ones, top left.

    Comment by vegetable soup recipes — October 12, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

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