France Contact organized a Trunk Show at Alexander McQueen Boutique in Downtown Beirut. Inspired by the Byzantin Art, some of the most distinguished dresses from the Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 main collection were displayed during the Trunk Show.
Key media and VIPs attended the event along with Suzi Miquilini, Sales Executive at Alexander McQueen. Moreover, there was a strong presence of the key social feminine figures who expressed their admiration to the collection in general and to every piece in particular that is unique just as the designer himself was.
Alexander McQueen’s autumn collection is inspired by Byzantine art, the carvings of Grinling Gibbons, and Old Master paintings, works by Jean Fouquet, Sandro Botticelli, Stephan Lochner, Hans Memling, Hugo van der Goes, Jean Hey and Heironymus Bosch.
Entire art works and/or details are captured digitally, woven into jacquards or embroidered and engineered to fit individual garments.
The illusion of two pieces is achieved by the draping and folding of single garments designed to discreetly reveal delicate gold and silver bullion embroideries on sleeves.
The realization is both innovative and modern, however. Although garments are intricately worked they are light, often cut from a single bolt of fabric, and using as few seams as possible or, on occasion, no seam at all. Volume is created by draping, bulleting and hand-mounting onto organza as opposed to more cumbersome inner structure.
Shoes are crafted in crocodile skin with hand-carved gilded and wood soles and heels featuring tangled ivy, acorns and broken skulls. Jewel-encrusted and embroidered with hand-carved angel sculpted heels.
All the patterns in this collection were cut on the stand by Lee Alexander McQueen.
Each piece is unique, as was he.