Alexander McQueen is one of my favorite designers. I'm not even mad at him for the spectacle of his Fall 09 collection. He's controversial, an amazing tailor, and has a vivid imagination when it comes to attention to detail. His work always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling on the inside, as it reminds me I do what I do for a reason.
"Alexander McQueen may be the last designer standing who is brave or foolhardy enough to present a collection that is an unadulterated piece of hard and ballsy showmanship. The heated arguments that broke out afterward were testament to that. There were those who found his picture of women with sex-doll lips and sometimes painfully theatrical costumes ugly and misogynistic. Others—mainly young spectators who haven't been thrilled by the season's many sensible pitches to middle-aged working women—were energized by the sheer spectacle, as well as the couture-level drama in the execution of the clothes. Nevertheless, however frustrated McQueen may be by the state of commercial fashion, he was not really in absurdist rip-it-up mode. Whatever else is gnawing him, this is a man who will never compromise on construction and craftsmanship.= Style.Com. See the rest of the collection and read the review here.