Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Alexander McQueen’s Spring Colour Serpentry

Alexander McQueen’s ‘Plato’s Atlantis’ Spring 2010 collection has receive incredible critical acclaim because of its blindingly vivid prints, but the talk of the runway show seemed to have been the shoes, which FC describes as the ‘how did they walk in those Armadillo heels’. Personally I don’t care for the Armadillo heels at all, but cannot deny that their intriguing and awkward appearance is somewhat fascinating. Lily Cole, Noot Seer, Daphne Guinness, Camilla Belle and Lady GaGa (who we’ve all come to expect to always be fabulously eccentric in her fashion choices), have all worn these10-inch-tall beautiful monstrosities and looked rather funky in them. Hmm ‘funky?’, perhaps that’s why I don’t really like them, I’ve never put on an ensemble with hopes to come off as ‘funky’, a lot of things, smart, classic, formal, casual, pip, chic, offbeat, plage chic etc but never funky so perhaps that why. Featured is the first look at Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2010 ad campaign shot by Nick Knight. Model Raquel Zimmermann is buried in 30 snakes which are as colourful as her McQueen jumpsuit – she deserves some sort of bravery medal for being able to pose with more than 2 dozen serpents and still look sultry & poised. Click on image for a better view, the picture is just stunning.