McQueen's final collection was devastatingly beautiful. I am in awe looking at the images over and over. Only 16 pieces, hand cut by Mc Queen himself before he took his life last month, they leave you wanting much more. Then you realize sadly , that there will be no more. There are rumors that the line will continue, but obviously with someone else at the helm. I can't imagine anyone doing justice to the name and what he created, but one can hope.
As I am currently reading Wolf Hall, set in the time of Henry VIII when he was trying to divest wife number one with the help of Thomas Cromwell, this collection reminds of opulent history long past. The gowns may not of the period but you can easily see the ladies of the court in the lustrous brocade and feathers. Not that I couldn't see myself in them too, if that were an option.
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