First Look: Alexander McQueen's Unfinished Collection

The fashion guru's final project is a tribute to the Old Masters of fine art.

First Look: Alexander McQueen’s Unfinished Collection

The fashion guru’s final project is a tribute to the Old Masters of fine art.

-Carolyn French

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen’s final collection for autumn/winter 2010 has been unveiled during a series of private presentations that witnesses described as more of a memorial service than a fashion show.

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The collection, which the late designer was working on just before he committed suicide on February 11, featured models with bandaged heads and feathered Mohawks, sculptural brocade minidresses, and a coat made of gold feathers atop a full white skirt.

Alexander McQueen's final collection

Following the bittersweet event at the Hôtel de Clermont-Tonnerre, Alexander McQueen chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd explained the decision to nix the catwalk show in favor of private presentations.

“He very much had a vision for his show concept, but it didn’t feel right to do that without him,” Akeroyd stated. “We decided this was the best way to do it in a very low profile environment – the most appropriate way in light of what has happened.” (Daily Mail)

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