Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2011

Retrospective: Givenchy Haute Couture S/S 1997 by Alexander McQueen

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This is Alexander McQueen`s debut collection for Givenchy, succeeding John Galliano.

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It is inspired by greek antiquity and the collection is like a vision of his future work (for his own label). There so many familiar elements, which I will point out for you below.

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Left: corset with ornaments as seen in Alexander McQueen F/W 07/08. Right: asymmetric one-shoulder top as seen in S/S 1998 and S/S 08.

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Left: chiffon dress as seen in S/S 1998 and F/W 05.

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Left: horns as seen in Alexander McQueen F/W 97/98. Right: skirt made of "fabrics-strings" as seen in F/W 03/04, body-armour as seen in F/W 00/01, F/W 07/08 and S/S 99.

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Left: wings headpiece as seen in F/W 06.

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Left: feather / wings cleavage as seen in S/S 08.

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High stand-up collar as seen in S/S 03 and F/W 07.

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"Capeish"-back as seen in F/W 00/01, S/S 07 and S/S 09.

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Left: Hitchcock hair & 60s as seen in F/W 05. Right: Corset over clothes as seen in S/S 08.

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Vines of flowers as seen in S/S 01 and S/S 07.

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Left: cape as seen in F/W 00/01. Right: high-waist pants as seen in S/S 01.

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Right: poity shoulders as seen in F/W 97/98 and S/S 08.

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Classic costumes as seen in S/S 98, F/W 06/07 and S/S 07.

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Left: feather dress as seen in S/S 09.

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Right: suit as seen in S/S 98 and S/S 06.

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Oversize hat as seen in S/S 07 and F/W 09/10.

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Angel: reference to F/W 10/11.

Picture credit: Pogisto, © All rights reserved



How do you like the collection?
Where do "a designers signature style elements" end and where does copying oneself begin?

3 Kommentare:

Susu Paris Chic hat gesagt…

Very up-in-your-luxe-face kind... Pompous and sizzling sexy! I like, like, like since I am known for my affection of very visible fash' gear;)

CR hat gesagt…

Amazing to see that even over more than a decade theres a lot of stuff thats still pretty modern to this days. Godbles couture!

xx

Heather Fonseca hat gesagt…

All so beautiful!

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