Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2016

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2016

Channeling the energy of a curious collector, creative director Sarah Burton worked fanciful and grotesque images into this lavish collection.

Alexander McQueen Men's Fall 2016

Alexander McQueen Men’s RTW Fall 2016

“It’s classics of a man’s wardrobe, really,” Burton shrugged, describing the “neat, sharp shoulders” of her military and Victorian-inspired silhouettes.


Alexander McQueen Retrospective: The Most Notable Catwalk Moments

A look back at the designer's best catwalk moments, ahead of the men's fall 2016 show during London Collections: Men.

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DRAMA AND ROMANCE: Known for exquisite tailoring and a flair for drama, Alexander McQueen always delivers unforgettable runway moments.

Last spring, creative director Sarah Burton added her romantic spin on sailor style, with tattoos — mostly mermaids, anchors and compasses — printed on shirts’ collars and splashed across coats.

Avante-garde prints on signature tailored suits have become a McQueen signature. From the bright Matisse-inspired swirls from spring 2015 to fall 2015’s homage to uniform, featuring pinstripe suits printed with the words “honor,” “truth” and “valor.”

Always with her finger on the pulse and not afraid of a political statement, the label’s fall 2014 took place in a deconsecrated church and embraced the rebellious spirit sparked by Margaret Thatcher’s strict economic policies. The punkish collection included three-piece kilt suits and dramatic coats that were embroidered with peace poems by Oliver Bernard.

Others highlights included romantic lace pieces shown on a cobblestone catwalk underneath an abandoned railway track and a fall 2013 lineup where the classic met the perverse, as the models wore a series of traditional, tailored pieces while their faces were transformed to look plastic.

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Edie Campbell Alexander McQueen Paris Fashion Week After Party

Savages Performs at the Alexander McQueen Party

Aymeline Valade, Edie Campbell and Anna Cleveland attended the concert cohosted by Another Magazine in Paris on Sunday night.

Backstage at Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2016

Backstage at Alexander McQueen Spring 2016

Guido Palau and Lucia Pieroni crafted the show’s beauty look.

Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2016

Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2016

Sarah Burton sent a cast of fairytale heroines, fragile and strong, down the runway in her stunning spring collection.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2016

Alexander McQueen Resort 2016

The flowers of springtime and the glitter of heirloom jewels combined in Sarah Burton's fun, feminine resort offering at Alexander McQueen.

Backstage, Alexander McQueen, Men's, Spring, 2016

Backstage at Alexander McQueen Men’s Spring 2016

WWD went behind the scenes at the spring show.


Alexander McQueen Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Sarah Burton planted a collar of inky scrolls across the lapels of a white cotton officer coat to open the Alexander McQueen show, announcing its seafaring theme and her single-minded focus on tailoring.

Backstage at Alexander Mc Queen RTW Fall 2015

Backstage at Alexander McQueen Fall 2015

Pat McGrath and Guido Palau worked on beauty look.