I was going to look at something on my phone earlier and completely forgot what I was doing because this picture is on my background and I got mesmerized by it. It’s so beautiful. Don’t think about the foot in the shoe and how painful it must be. Because I know that’s what you’re thinking.
Look past that. Look at the shape. Look how beautifully rounded the arch is. Look how proportional everything looks. The heel and the front of the shoe make the same shape.
That shoe was from Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection – the last Fashion Week collection he completed before he died. The whole collection was inspired by moths. It’s amazing how much inspiration you can get from one single creature. Let’s look at some other moments from this same collection.
I love how he used the body of the moth, too. Can't you just see the little lapels on the hips as the legs on the moth?
*Damn … I got distracted … 3 minutes gone on my firstVIEW account*
*Aww … it’s over now.*
But guess what? You’ve just experienced the insane genius that was … Alexander McQueen.
If you would like to see more of this collection, visit Style.com.
(… And of course, what was my boyfriend listening to in the background while I was trying to concentrate on this post? …)
It’s difficult to get most people to understand fashion. When you see an outfit, the first thing you think are simple thoughts that are often a bit selfish.
- “How would that look on me?”
- “That’s not my style.”
- “Eww – that would make me look pregnant!”
- “It looks pretty, but I could never pull it off.”
This is not the way high fashion should be viewed. Fashion really is an art form and should be looked at as such. Fashion shows are the art exhibits of fashion. Designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano and Marc Jacobs put on the most incredible shows. They really transport you to another world – a world where the clothes can survive. That’s what fashion is all about.
Can you imagine going to an Alexander McQueen (R.I.P.) fashion show? (Video NSFW)
How breathtaking would that be? There is no other way to see it other than as an art form.
Take a look at this collection from John Galliano for Christian Dior. Can you imagine being at this show?
What about this Chanel show? Look at that location! It is perfect for the clothes. Karl Lagerfeld does such an amazing job.
Watch what Marc Jacobs did for Louis Vuitton. It reminds me of old movies like Gigi and Funny Face. What a beautiful presentation!
And now for a break from current fashion. Let’s look at the ’60s. 🙂
Just take a few minutes and fall in love with fashion all over again.
Alexander McQueen (R.I.P.)
Alice + Olivia
How can you not be inspired?