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Oscar Wilde inspired Look Book for Alexander McQueen - Autumn/Winter 2017 Menswear Collection - designer: Sarah Burton - photographer: Ethan James Green - stylist: Alister Mackie - art direction: M/M Paris - hair: Matt Mulhall - makeup: Miranda Joyce - casting director: Jess Hallett - models: Filip Roseen, Kalam Horlick, Myles Dominique, Safari & Tsubasa - location: London

“It’s Oscar Wilde, it’s military, it’s dandy, it’s aristocratic, it’s romantic,”

THE COLLECTIONS - models: Amelia Rami, Anya Lyagoshina, Lulu Valentine, Megan Bull & Nyasha Matonhodze - photographer: Erik Madigan Heck - stylist: Leith Clark - hair: Sebastien Bascle - makeup: Andrew Gallimore - set design: James Hatt - location: The Ham House National Trust, London, England - Harper’s Bazaar UK February 2017 (150 Years Edition)

featured designer: Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear Spring 2017

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007

Alexander McQueen’s collection titled “Sarabande” (the name of a Handel song that was played by a live chamber orchestra during the show) drew inspiration from artist and director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s 2001 film Still Life, which depicts a bowl of fruit that slowly rots away. McQueen described his mood at the time as “darkly romantic,” and he utilized fresh flowers because, simply, “they die.”

The finale piece of the collection, worn by model Tanya Dziahileva, was a nude silk organza gown covered in both silk and fresh flowers. As she walked, flowers began dropping off the dress, which while many thought was a clever symbol of decay, was actually an accident.

“We put [the fresh flowers] on just before she went out, and they started to fall off one by one as she walked. I remember people saying Lee timed it,” the label’s current creative director, Sarah Burton, told Vogue. “We had a laugh about that. It was an accident!”

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THE COLLECTIONS
Amelia Rami, Anya Lyagoshina, Lulu Valentine, Megan Bull and Nyasha Matonhodze by Erik Madigan Heck
HARPER’S BAZAAR UK February 2017

(1) Dior (2) Dolce&Gabbana (3) Alexander McQueen (4) Valentino