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Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 1999

Posted by 29 Feb 2012

This month marks two years since the death of the formidable and legendary Alexander Mcqueen and with Fashion Week rounding off, I can’t help but think it will never be the same without him.  Though Sarah Burton is doing a wonderful job with the label now, it’s Mcqueen’s early work at Givenchy that makes my belly shimmy. Always the rebel, he never ceased to cause a stir. Whether with his infamous and controversial “bumster” trousers in his Spring/Summer 1996 “Dante” collection (that is attributed to the low-rise jeans trend that took off  6 years later- see Britney’s  2001 “I’m a Slave 4 U ” video) :

or by getting double amputee/supermodel babe Aimee Mullins to walk down the runway in beautifully carved wooden legs in his Spring/Summer 1999 show:

Yet it’s his artistic masterpiece with Shalom Harlow in the same show that will always have my heart and is in my opinion, the greatest moment in  fashion’s history.