I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess – an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme ~ Sarah Burton
The lovely Fash n Chips (one of my favourite reads) recently featured these behind the scenes photos of Sarah Burton’s Spring 2012 collection for McQueen on her blog. I’ve been thinking about them all week and wanted to share them with you all here.
I think my recent purchase of this All Saints dress was a little inspired by the gothic beauty of McQueen.
Style.com wrote of this collection:
“She [Sarah Burton] based her collection on the three Gs: Grès for the pleating and draping, Gaudí for the architecture, and Gaia for the sense of all-encompassing oceanic life that infused the clothes, like the outfits composed of coral or shells. Or the incredible engineered matelassé jacquard in a barnacle pattern. Or the silk chiffon in an oyster print, which had been layered, cut into circles, and ribbed (though that hardly even begins to explain the complexity of the result). And if you carried the analogy still further, the black leather appliqué that infected a lace dress could be an oil slick; the Fortuny-pleated organza woven with copper, silver, and gold was like a pirate’s buried treasure.”
Photos: Fash N Chips blog / Vogue