Will Kate Middleton wear an Alexander McQueen dress to the royal wedding? If the rumor mill and today’s Paris Fashion Week runway show are any indication, we may have an answer to the most buzzed about fashion question since the frenzy surrounding Michelle Obama’s inauguration gown.
While the guessing game will likely continue until the event unfolds on April 29th, jewelry hounds and fashion fans can marvel instead at today’s incredible Alexander McQueen offering – Sarah Burton’s 2nd McQueen show as creative director, after his untimely passing last year.
The event was held at the ‘uplifting’ venue, Conciergerie, which was the antechamber to the guillotine during the French Revolution, holding thousands of prisoners, including one Marie Antoinette. It was also the site of one of McQueen’s most memorable shows, where live wolves prowled the premises.
A series of black, bondage-inspired frocks opened the proceedings, followed by an angelic display of white gowns laced with pearls and bone china (!). Needless to say, a princess would look stunning in any of these creations with a little royal-friendly tweaking.
While jewelry was a veritable no-show here (and on most of the runway shows in Paris this year), McQueen shoes more than make up for our need for the ‘lower jaw drop’ couture moment.
I know one Monster Queen who’s gonna want to get her claws into these….