i just took a little peek at my beloved alexander mcqueen’s collection for spring 2009. after the ridiculously rad fall 2008 line, my expectations were quite high…what with ludicrously amazing stuff like this:
i’m a little disappointed with the spring line…some of it seems to be grazing the fine line between safari chic & animal print orgy from talbots:
and what the hell is up with this?
i really liked this corseted frock though:
but look closer, and note the gross shoes above. seriously you guys, these are so gross. sadly i wasn’t able to find a more detailed photograph, but you can tell that they’re flesh colored, foot molded heels, possibly in some sort of synthetic material…or maybe patent leather, but i doubt it. i hate other people’s feet, and these exacerbate every sick detail of the human foot that i just can’t stand. but anyway, i really hate this too:
it looks like alex found a scrap of an old stained-glass themed tapestry, cut some arm holes here, a triangle in the crotch there, and called it good.
typically designers will have a collection that sticks with one theme, but this is all over the place. it makes my head hurt. a lot of the dresses were really pretty though, like this one:
i love the detail on the model’s face, too:
so pretty! do you think that would work for me if i pulled some fishnets over my head?