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.