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Whoa: Alexander McQueen Fall 2008 RTW.

Posted in inspirations, things i love by bluewellesleyblue on August 25, 2008

While Alexander McQueen’s ready-to-wear runway show for Fall 2008 doesn’t include very much that might translate well into day to day life, it is quite inspiring from a costume design perspective. It reminds me a little bit of some of the costumes in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, namely the ones worn by Padme or Natalie Portman’s character. Some of the white dresses with the shorter, very voluminous skirts also remind me of ballet costumes. This show must have been quite a sight to behold.

Photos via Style.com, where you can find the full size versions. The runway review mentions that McQueen was inspired by, among other things, a trip to India and British couture from the 1950s. I’m not at all familiar with the latter, but when I first saw the collection I thought that much of it reminded me of royalty. This show is definitely quite an artistic achievement.

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