Runway Recap: Alexander McQueen S/S 09

If Alexander McQueen has ever created anything less than spectacular, I have yet to see it. His spring collection was a meditation on sustainability and the effects of industrialization on the modern world. After a steady stream of collections that harkened back to Victorian Romance and Imperialism, he went in entirely different direction with ultra-sleek, ultra-modern, fitted silhouettes and an entire spectrum of crystalline prints, all the while staying so quintessentially true to his creative identity. There was so much to love, from the metallic patterns on his kaleidoscopic gem-like minidresses to the sparkling rhinestone-studded body suits to the ever-present (but much more subdued) skulls and leather corsets, there was so much to be awed by, I’m still taking it all in.