All my own editing and restoration.
Sarah Burton’s collection is different all over again. Amazons from Troy, Cretan bull leapers, Tropical birds in full display.
And yet … modern, wearable. We are too blase about the amazing work any of the designers do, but Sarah’s Alexander McQueen surely exceeds them all in the exquisite work seen here.
It is beguiling that the whole collection is so understated. Nothing is here for effect.
This is all reinforced by the models chosen. Julia Nobis is the biggest name here. The remainder all up-and-comers.
I regret this choice. I’d love to see this collection with the flash and drama of a Poly, Kershaw, Selezneva, McNeil ….
Hanne Gaby Odiele and Julia Nobis for a rather trite Slimane’s St Laurent.
However if one needs a list of all the bright young stars of modelling they were all in Slimane’s show