Alexander McQueen champions powerful women at Paris Fashion Week
Sarah Burton curated the powerful collection
© Getty Images
FASHION alexander mcqueen
Paris Fashion Week is coming to a close, but one designer has made an impact just in time for International Women’s Day. English designer Sarah Burton has led Alexander McQueen since the passing of its founder in 2010. Burton caused a splash at Paris Fashion Week with a bombastic show intended to empower women. She told Vogue the theme was “metamorphosis... all the expressions of femininity”.
Burton did this by showcasing clothes modelled after a butterfly’s life cycle. Some models walked in bulky black jumpsuits, meant to resemble cocoons. Others wore bold suits with flaying coattails, resembling the time of transformation. Finally, models hit the catwalk with vibrant floral prints and draping capes, representing the final stage of a butterfly. There were other hints to insect life, like silk evening dresses inspired by silkworm caterpillars. Burton told i-D that the collection was all about “extreme nature, extreme women”. The designer explained that “McQueen has always been about powerful women, it has to be about empowering women”.
CELEBRITY james blake
James Blake proclaims love for Jameela Jamil with heartfelt message
Smartphones that emit the most (and least) radiation
Everything you wanted to know about Netta Barzilai
Do you want to win an iPhone X worth £1149?
CELEBRITY Celebrity feuds
Everyone Nicki Minaj has ever called out in public
TRAVEL devil's sea
The mysterious story behind Japan's Devil's Sea
Mean girls: stars who can't stand each other
Katie Price banned from 'Loose Women' after crazy holiday antics
CELEBRITY Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham’s marketing stunt results in chaos