Designer McQueen turns Elizabethan
PARIS (AP) - Rebelling against the age of austerity, Alexander McQueen turned to the embellished excess of England's Elizabeth I.
Held in the marble interiors of Paris' Opera Comique, this show was an intimate presentation owing to designer Sarah Burton's maternity leave, with just 10 looks.
But when it's delivered with the fastidious density of Alexander McQueen, 10 creations are more than enough to have an impact.
The black-and-white dresses had regal pearl visors, and ruffs and Elizabethan furbelows and played with the hard, severe structures and cinched waists of last season's accomplished homage to the queen bee, as well as some softer voluminous ensembles.