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Discussion in 'History of Style : a remembrance of things past' started by Scott, Feb 10, 2007.
Isn't that collection just stunning?
dior there is already an archive for mcqueen in the history section.
^^But it was only 1994-1996.
If the McQueen thread in the 'History of Style' subforum can be changed to 1994-2000, then this thread can certainly be merged with that one. Otherwise, they should stay separate.
^ That's exactly what I was thinking.
This collection is very good, actually I think that impressive and shocking are the best words to describe it.
What is that thing that the girl is wearing on her mouth?
Great to see that he still uses some volume notions that he used to work with.
Do we have reviews etc. of this collection? I would love to hear of McQueen's inspirations and ideas behind this. I am especially interested on the significance of the gold paint on the models' heads - if that does indeed have any particular meaning behind it.
Good idea to post these here, Dior_Couture! I have seen pieces of this collection in editorials, but never the whole of it in catwalk pictures. Can't wait for more!
^^I know for sure at least part of the inspiration is Africa (which would explain jewelry (the necklaces especially, very very Masai)).
Later today, maybe, I'll post SS 00.
I have all the full collections from FW 00-SS 97
I'm almost positive the collection was called "Eshu".
If I remember correctly, the whole story of the collection was this idea of a woman from Victorian era Europe traveling to Africa, and slowly the African culture blends with her own until it completely takes over....something to that effect. You can definitely see inspiration from the 1840s/50s in the leg-o-mutton sleeves, hoop skirts and corsets, and of course the inspiration from some of the darker, more mysterious things about various African cultures.
Here's a review from nytimes.com.
This collection is actually my first memory of McQueen, the first collection of his I remember seeing. I'd say it was a pretty accurate first impression; the aggressive and barbaric mixed with the romantic and feminine. That's kind of McQueen in a nutshell.
^^Thank you so much for that review, Spike.
It always bothers me when journalists complain about the location of the show (yes, Sarah Mower, I'm talking to you, too)...just suck it up and enjoy the show. Do they know how many people would inflict physical pain and other such forms of torture on themselves to even see a McQueen show, standing room only, no less?
It's also so interesting how they found many aspects of the show so uncomfortable. For example, they thought the piles of slate on the runway was torturous, but I think it's terribly poetic. The metal mouthpiece as well, the reviewer thought it was terrifying...I think it's gorgeously savage. Hmmm...
Spring/ Summer 2000