It doesn’t matter what the perceived theme of a collection is whenthe work is amazing, as it was in the case of Sarah Burton’s springAlexander McQueen collection.


Visually the clothes imparted a clear message of “a powerfulwoman,” as Burton said backstage, one who seemed divined from a warrior,even, given the abundance of aggressive leather harness bras andknife-pleated red-and-black, laser-cut kilts that evolved intoincredible, fierce feathered gowns evoking African tribal garb. Thesilver and gold helmets were a modern streamlined take on gladiatorheadgear, right?

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