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I'm sucker for anything Elizabethian (I had a hardcore obsession with Tudor history when I was younger) and the details of this collection are insane. That being said I do agree with the general comments about it being slightly the same season after season. I still like it though, but it will be interesting to see how this gets watered down for the commercial pieces.

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I'm sucker for anything Elizabethian (I had a hardcore obsession with Tudor history when I was younger) and the details of this collection are insane. That being said I do agree with the general comments about it being slightly the same season after season. I still like it though, but it will be interesting to see how this gets watered down for the commercial pieces.
I completely agree.

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Non, non ET NON! If we forget about the exquisite details (which is the same collection after collection, in terms of exquisiteness and beautifulness) there's nothing to say except what's been said since FW11.

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http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/f...24.450x675.JPG <- this has got to be one of the most unflattering pieces of fabric sewn together i've ever seen

the rest, so far, is a mix between same old + wtf
HAHAHA totally agree! It's depressing...

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This fit more for couture rather than a ready-to-wear. I am getting quite bored with her now. This doesn't even fit to the everyday women! While Alexander was here, he often alternate from a highly couture one season and a more ready-to-wear the next and focusing on tailoring. While this is just purely decoration!

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very very high couture but still i dont get the mcqueen DNA

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Yawn...
Same old same, season after season-- unflattering, uninspired recycling. The pleated looks are heavy and boring and the Elizabethian looks are dull. The only saving grace to the collection: accessories. I could see some detail shots revealing some prettiness but this is a far cry from Alexander's point-by-point dreams he revealed in his collections. One of the heavily embellished bodices is even countoured to look like the prints used in S/S 2010.

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it's not that i dislike this i just dislike the redundancy. 6 years ago this probably would have been the best thing we saw. and i know mcqueen had a real knack for history but i don't recall it ever being quite this blatant. for somebody who was at mcqueen's side for as long as burton was,certainly she should have more answers than this. would love to see her experiment a bit more. we saw some great stuff from her in the pre-autumn collection,i wish that essence would have carried over into the mainline.

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I love this, even though it is redundant. They look like chess pieces...

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It looks exuberant. The details are great. I agree that this is very redundant, though.

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Redundant but supremely beautiful, the chainmail dresses are beyond.

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The glove thing looks like four pairs of eyes staring at me. Seriously, where's the "omph" that was found in the FW11 collection?

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The difference between Alexander and Sarah is that he made extravagant clothes whereas she makes extravagant over-embellished costumes. This collection is one more example of that...who cares anyway, these are only for editorials, not a single one of these gowns will see a retail floor.

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I wonder who would drag themselves to a 10-outfit show consisted of looks we've seen in the past. Alexander McQueen used to bring future elements to the collections even when they were inspired from the past. This is redundant, repetitive and simply - costumy.

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For editorial work I can only dream to ever be able to use a McQueen dress. stunning for an editorial story and so beautiful on the eye, cannot deny that. So many of the shows on during fashion weeks have clothes that are wearable its nice to see some magic and extravagence at the Alexander McQueen show.

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