McQueen Is Ready for Halloween with Bat Prints and Lace Masks
We were hoping Sarah Burton would have something up her sleeve for the Alexander McQueen spring show, and boy did she ever. Let' just say the boundary pushing collection didn't exactly scream spring. Lace confections floated down the runway like eerie phantoms to the beats of intense music. The dresses that extended up over the face to recall S&M-like face masks were downright chilling. Even the more feminine looks had a dark and haunting quality. Insane craftsmanship and texture worthy of a couture show was a standard throughout the collection. But of course to McQueen's team, lace face coverings and bewitching prints are considered ready to wear.
While the Duchess of Cambridge (her wedding gown was a McQueen design) was not on hand to support the designer, one of his biggest celeb fans, Salma Hayek, was there to witness the theatrical show. The Mexican-American actress wore a ‘50s-esque pink frock with a black belt and matching accessories for the occasion. While her ensemble didn't exactly complement the fantastical vibe of the collection, we bet no one in attendance could have predicted Burton's dramatic sophomore presentation. We think Alexander would be proud.