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Alexander McQueen F/W 2006

Art / Architecture / Design / Fashion


Posted December 17th, 2017 By Colby Mugrabi

Alexander McQueen approached his fall/winter 2006 runway show as an opportunity for a creative journey of self-reflection. Revisiting his Scottish roots, the late designer showed a collection of classic patterns, from herringbone to tartan, and textures, such as fur and feathers of all types; ranging from those of traditional birds such as guinea hen and pheasant to the more sporadic offerings of an ostrich, which McQueen rendered on the hemline of a beautiful green evening dress. The collection, which focused more on craftsmanship than showmanship, having been presented in a simple glass box with rustic wooden floors, included tailored looks of contrasting lace, billowing taffeta gowns and layer upon layer of tightly controlled ruffles. The only incident more astonishing than the marriage between McQueen’s breathtaking designs and the equally remarkable headpieces by Irish Milliner, and frequent McQueen collaborator, Philip Treacy, was the show’s finale, where a larger-than-life hologram of Kate Moss wearing a ruffled organza dress straight from the collection’s line-up, appeared in the center of the show’s simple glass pyramid. A collection, and finale, no show-goer will likely ever forget.

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Max Ernst

L'habillement de la Mariée, 1940

Max ernst. l habillement de la marie  e  1940

William Morris and Philip Webb

William Morris’ Red House, 1859, Bexleyheath

William morris  red house  bexleyheath  1859  by william morris and philip webb

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Table Basse Aux Oiseaux, 1924

Armand albert rateau  table basse aux oiseaux  1924

Irving Penn

Lisa Fonssagrives in Chicken Hat, 1948

Lisa fonssagrives in chicken hat  1948   irving penn

Elsa Schiaparelli

Grape Hat, 1939

Elsa schiaparelli hat  1939

William Mosman

Sir James Macdonald 1741-1765 and Sir Alexander Macdonald 1744-1810, 1749

Attributed to william mosman   sir james macdonald 1741   1765 and sir alexander macdonald 1744   1810  1749

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Leonor Fini, 1960

Erwin blumenfeld  leonor fini  1960.

Leonor Fini Wearing a Feathered Mask, Vogue, 1946

Leonor fini wearing a feathered mask  vogue  unknown photographer  1946

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Wing Armchair, Walnut, 1720

George 1 wing armchair  walnut  1720

George II of Great Britain

Console Table in the style of Thomas Johnson, 1755

George ii console table in the style of thomas johnson  1755

Georgian Fabric

Georgian fabric

Michel de Klerk

Het Schip, 1921, Amsterdam

Het schip in amsterdam  michel de klerk  1921

André Ostier,

Leonor Fini, 1949

Leonor fini by andre   ostier  1949 from le  onor fini by xavie  re gauthier  le muse  e de poche  1973

Leonor Fini

Portrait of Mrs. Hasellter, 1942

Leonor fini  portrait of mrs. hasellter  1942

Pair of Regency Blue John and Ornolu Urns, 1820

Pair of regency blue john and ornolu urns  1820

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis

April in Paris Ball, 1987

Princess gloria von thurn und taxis at the april in paris ball  waldorf astoria hotel  1987

Secretary Desk, 1804-15, France

Secretary desk  1804 15  france

Serge Roche and Gilbert Poillerat

Table, 1943

Serge roche and gilbert poillerat  table  1943

André Breton

Emma, 1900

Andre breton emma 1900 trivium art history.600x0

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Sir john everett millais portrait of mrs charles wertheimer

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Two bairns by sir john everett millais
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Max ernst. l habillement de la marie  e  1940

Max Ernst

L'habillement de la Mariée, 1940

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William morris  red house  bexleyheath  1859  by william morris and philip webb

William Morris and Philip Webb

William Morris’ Red House, 1859, Bexleyheath

2 of 21

Armand albert rateau  table basse aux oiseaux  1924

Armand Albert Rateau

Table Basse Aux Oiseaux, 1924

3 of 21

Lisa fonssagrives in chicken hat  1948   irving penn

Irving Penn

Lisa Fonssagrives in Chicken Hat, 1948

4 of 21

Elsa schiaparelli hat  1939

Elsa Schiaparelli

Grape Hat, 1939

5 of 21

Attributed to william mosman   sir james macdonald 1741   1765 and sir alexander macdonald 1744   1810  1749

William Mosman

Sir James Macdonald 1741-1765 and Sir Alexander Macdonald 1744-1810, 1749

6 of 21

Erwin blumenfeld  leonor fini  1960.

Erwin Blumenfeld

Leonor Fini, 1960

7 of 21

Leonor fini wearing a feathered mask  vogue  unknown photographer  1946

Leonor Fini Wearing a Feathered Mask, Vogue, 1946

8 of 21

George 1 wing armchair  walnut  1720

George I of Great Britain

Wing Armchair, Walnut, 1720

9 of 21

George ii console table in the style of thomas johnson  1755

George II of Great Britain

Console Table in the style of Thomas Johnson, 1755

10 of 21

Georgian fabric

Georgian Fabric

11 of 21

Het schip in amsterdam  michel de klerk  1921

Michel de Klerk

Het Schip, 1921, Amsterdam

12 of 21

Leonor fini by andre   ostier  1949 from le  onor fini by xavie  re gauthier  le muse  e de poche  1973

André Ostier,

Leonor Fini, 1949

13 of 21

Leonor fini  portrait of mrs. hasellter  1942

Leonor Fini

Portrait of Mrs. Hasellter, 1942

14 of 21

Pair of regency blue john and ornolu urns  1820

Pair of Regency Blue John and Ornolu Urns, 1820

15 of 21

Princess gloria von thurn und taxis at the april in paris ball  waldorf astoria hotel  1987

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis

April in Paris Ball, 1987

16 of 21

Secretary desk  1804 15  france

Secretary Desk, 1804-15, France

17 of 21

Serge roche and gilbert poillerat  table  1943

Serge Roche and Gilbert Poillerat

Table, 1943

18 of 21

Andre breton emma 1900 trivium art history.600x0

André Breton

Emma, 1900

19 of 21

Sir john everett millais portrait of mrs charles wertheimer

Sir John Everett Millais

Portrait of Mrs. Charles Wertheimer

20 of 21

Two bairns by sir john everett millais

Two Bairns by Sir John Everett Millais

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