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The Fantastical Return of Alexander McQueen

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Feb 23, 2016
The Fantastical Return of Alexander McQueen

After a fifteen-year absence from the runway, Alexander McQueen made all of our dreams come to life at the Fall 2016 show in London. Creative Director, Sarah Burton, McQueen’s successor and protégé, kept his fantastical and otherworldly couture fashion alive and very much kicking. Unicorns, butterflies, and Dali-esque pocket watches adorned the pieces. Fashion met surrealism and it was amazing.

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To set the scene, the stage was made of white wooden planks, with a sheer black curtain was propped up in the center, dividing the runway in two. Mrs. Burton said, that “the idea was to explore the dreamscapes between fantasy and nightmare, where beauty ends and vanity begins”. She also portrayed this with the contrast of light and dark pieces in her show.

As if the concept of this show hasn’t already blown your mind, here are the whimsically edgy looks that sauntered the runway.

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Full of ornate jewels, bright colors, and animals, this black sheer dress captured the concept of this show to a tee.

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Probably the dark queen who would come to kill you in your dream, this dress is as absolutely stunning. From the regal maxi cape, to the chic cuts, to the expertly sequined design, this one gets two thumbs up.

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One word: Unicorn.

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The bottom of this dress is what dreams are made of, and the puffy feathered jacket is the perfect touch.

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An overcoat made from a comforter! Lazy girl chic at its finest.

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The pajama fashion trend made its way to the runway in this lingerie nightie looking dress. I’m just waiting to see which celebrity will rock this dress in the upcoming year.

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Victorian meets Alice in Wonderland in this sheer butterfly print gown.

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And last but not least, a very special shout-out to my main man, Salvador Dali.