Down and Out in Denver

Alexander McQueen’s Final Show

Posted in fashion by Alastair on March 10, 2010

Armand Limnander of the New York Times Style Magazine was recently invited to view some of the last pieces that Alexander McQueen had been working on before his death. For fifteen minutes, in a grand Paris drawing room, Alexander McQueen came back to life. The short commentary features a slideshow of McQueen’s final collection.

Says Limnander, “Artworks by Jean Fouquet, Sandro Boticelli, Stephan Lochner, Hans Memling, Hugo van der Goes and Hieronymus Bosch were captured digitally and transferred onto red, gold and silver dresses embellished with ornate embroideries.  At this point, not much more can be said about the brilliance of McQueen’s work.”

Alexander McQueen's last collection. Photograph:


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  1. squadratomagico said, on March 11, 2010 at 8:11 am

    He was such an incredible artist. And I loved the direction he had been moving in, the digitally re-made prints, here combined with ornate embroideries. He somehow managed to make many of his collections look high-court historical, yet extremely modern and avant-garde at the same time. I don’t think anyone else working in fashion can accomplish that nearly as well. That’s one reason his sensibility resonated so well with me, an historian of early Europe.
    I’ve heard Gareth Pugh’s name mentioned as a successor. I think Pugh would be a good choice, though he certainly doesn’t approach McQueen’s level.

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