Everyone At Paris Fashion Week Watched In Awe, As The Models Strutted Down The Runway For Alexander Mcqueen’s Spring/Summer 2024 Collection. Take A Look At All The Best Looks To Hit The Runways!
Alexander McQueen spring 2024 collection was titled Anatomy II. As, this collection was inspired by female anatomy, Queen Elizabeth I, the blood red rose, and Magdalena Abakanowicz, a transgressive and powerful creative artist who refused to ever compromise her vision.
These themes came through in the dramatic prints and embellishments seen on knitwear, leather dresses, corsetry and through the slashed details on suits and gowns. The colour palette was black, white and blood red with smatterings of metallic gold. There was fringing, exquisite embroidery, and more than a few red-carpet worthy gowns, which will go down in the house’s history.
Many of these looks featured dramatic cut-outs or were emblazoned with blood red roses – that will no doubt be favourites of this collection, alongside the beautiful floral knitwear and striking peplum pieces. Whereas, armoured in leather corsetry, exposed yet supported: was Burton’s vision of womanhood, her imprint on the house.
The room was hung with four of Abakanowicz’s massive textile sculptures—on loan from various museum collections—dense, abstract, and mesmerizing in their form, colour, and texture. The outfits definitely radiated womanly abundance: strong, confident, sensual, sexual, and above all, beautiful.
Opened in a sharply tailored black wool dress sliced at the shoulders, slashed down the bodice, and laced up the spine in blood-red cording. While, Naomi Campbell closed in an “open heart” corset moulded in cone-like armour at the breasts and sculpted over the hips. It was made from silver silk tulle and with all-over glass bugle bead embroidery and was worn over a slinky skirt made of draped bugle bead fringe.
In between Gerber and Campbell were models spanning age, size, shape, and race in look that telegraphed power and modernity. Even the delicate moments exuded desire and dominance rather than fragility. Burton exalted the female form with pin-sharp tailored jackets that were cut out to reveal sculpted bras or nipped at the waist with corsetry.
There were anatomically broidered bodysuits, gowns abloom in anatomical petals, and dresses embroidered with anatomical details reworked from original illustrations by Amé Bourdon from the National Library of Medicine. As a final statement of her oeuvre at McQueen, the collection commanded the room and delivered on the moment.