Walk into the wardrobe and instead of Narnia there was an Alexander McQueen A/W 2012 collection by Sarah Burton.
Mixing ostrich with Mongolian lamb and goat fur, with such a cocktail of animals you could expect no less then a wild yet futuristic ice world, where women floated across the ramp in fur boots, a rather delicate approach to the moon boot. The detailing was also, excuse the pun, out of this world, with beautifully figure enhancing panel lines and voluminous pleats, there is no doubt McQueen was right there in presence during the design process. The soft colour palette moved away from the sorbet trend and into a pastel wash, the barely-there brocade was seamless and welcoming. However it may be painful for fur haters to look at (CLOSE YOUR EYES before you smash the screen)
The Duchess of Cambridge’s dress will be on display at Buckingham Palace from July 23 to October 3 as part of a special exhibit of the palace’s state rooms. If only this had been on display at the Savage Beauty exhibit in NYC - going to miss seeing this beautiful Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress by one day (we fly out of London on the 22).