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Alexander McQueen F/W 2016

Art / Architecture / Design / Fashion


Posted October 23rd, 2017 By Colby Mugrabi

The dreamy romanticism infused in each of Sarah Burton’s collections for Alexander McQueen was never more prominent than for fall/winter 2016. Burton’s magical creative universe took shape in flowy, feminine dress and lacey, lingerie details, counterbalanced by sculptural leather looks and masterful tailoring techniques. The show opened with pronounced references to surrealism, from embroidered patches displaying old-fashioned pocket watches and butterflies, to flowers and Man Ray-esque lips, these objective odes to the imaginative art movement of the early 20th century also existed as prints on feminine sheer gowns and dresses with exposed shoulders. The collection’s perfectly tailored black and cream tuxedo jackets and structural, cropped motorcycle looks were decorated with antiqued charms and chains, while standout eveningwear was presented in the latter ten looks of the show. Each sheer evening gown stood as a blank canvas for a spattering of bejeweled fairytale-like imagery, some finished off with equally embellished capes, others with embroidered duvet jackets. The collection was a progression of imagination and craftsmanship, all seen through the brilliant eyes of Sarah Burton.

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References

Salvador Dali

The Persistence of Memory, 1931

Dali the persistence of memory 1931

Nadja Auermann at John Galliano

Spring/Summer 1997

Nadja auermann at john galliano ss 1997

Piero Fornasetti and Gio Ponti

Corner Cabinet with Reverse-Painted Glass Doors, 1941

Corner cabinet with reverse painted glass doors by piero fornasetti and gio ponti  1941

Man Ray

Observatory Time: The Lovers, 1936

Man ray  observatory time  the lovers  1936.

Eileen Gray

'Dragons' Armchair, 1917-1919

Eileen gray dragons armchair  1917 1919

Henry van de Velde

The School of Arts and Crafts, 1904-11, Weimar, Germany

The school of arts and crafts in weimar  henry van de velde

Jules Leleu

Cabinet

 cabinet   jules leleu   sotheby smay172004234pg135   meuble a   hauteur d appui  mode  le feu d artifice

Carlo Mollino

The ‘Venus’ Mirror at Casa Miller, 1936

Carlo mollino  the  venus  murror  lounger chair and window  1936 38

Clement Rousseau

Chair, 1925

Clement rousseau  chair  1925

Damien Hirst

Gold Summer, 2008-09

Damien hirst  gold summer  2008 09

Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali

Suit Embroidered with Lips and "Shoe" Hat, Fall/Winter 1937

Elsa schiaparelli salvador dali suit embroidered with lips and  shoe  hat  winter 1937

Givenchy

Fall/Winter 2008

Givenchy fw 2008 ii

Herbert Bayer

Lonely Metropolitan, 1932

Herbert bayer   lonely metropolitan  1932

Jean Dubuffet

Portrait of Jean Paulhan, 1955

Jean dubuffet s    portrait of jean paulhan     butterfly wings and ink on paper  from 1955

Jean Cocteau

Le Testament d'Orphée, Horse, 1959

Le testament d orphe  e  1959   jean cocteau  horse

Man Ray

Marchesa Casati, 1935

Man ray  marchesa casati  1935

Joseph Cornell

Parrot for Juan Gris, 1953

Parrot for juan gris  joseph cornell  1953

Karl Koepping

Set of six delicate blown glass cordials

Rare set of six delicate blown glass cordials by karl koepping
References
Dali the persistence of memory 1931

Salvador Dali

The Persistence of Memory, 1931

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Nadja auermann at john galliano ss 1997

Nadja Auermann at John Galliano

Spring/Summer 1997

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Corner cabinet with reverse painted glass doors by piero fornasetti and gio ponti  1941

Piero Fornasetti and Gio Ponti

Corner Cabinet with Reverse-Painted Glass Doors, 1941

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Man ray  observatory time  the lovers  1936.

Man Ray

Observatory Time: The Lovers, 1936

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Eileen gray dragons armchair  1917 1919

Eileen Gray

'Dragons' Armchair, 1917-1919

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The school of arts and crafts in weimar  henry van de velde

Henry van de Velde

The School of Arts and Crafts, 1904-11, Weimar, Germany

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 cabinet   jules leleu   sotheby smay172004234pg135   meuble a   hauteur d appui  mode  le feu d artifice

Jules Leleu

Cabinet

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Carlo mollino  the  venus  murror  lounger chair and window  1936 38

Carlo Mollino

The ‘Venus’ Mirror at Casa Miller, 1936

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Clement rousseau  chair  1925

Clement Rousseau

Chair, 1925

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Damien hirst  gold summer  2008 09

Damien Hirst

Gold Summer, 2008-09

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Elsa schiaparelli salvador dali suit embroidered with lips and  shoe  hat  winter 1937

Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali

Suit Embroidered with Lips and "Shoe" Hat, Fall/Winter 1937

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Givenchy fw 2008 ii

Givenchy

Fall/Winter 2008

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Herbert bayer   lonely metropolitan  1932

Herbert Bayer

Lonely Metropolitan, 1932

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Jean dubuffet s    portrait of jean paulhan     butterfly wings and ink on paper  from 1955

Jean Dubuffet

Portrait of Jean Paulhan, 1955

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Le testament d orphe  e  1959   jean cocteau  horse

Jean Cocteau

Le Testament d'Orphée, Horse, 1959

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Man ray  marchesa casati  1935

Man Ray

Marchesa Casati, 1935

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Parrot for juan gris  joseph cornell  1953

Joseph Cornell

Parrot for Juan Gris, 1953

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Rare set of six delicate blown glass cordials by karl koepping

Karl Koepping

Set of six delicate blown glass cordials

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