Alexander McQueen, autumn/winter 2003 Scanners and Taklimakan desert.
Alexander McQueen, autumn/winter 2003 Scanners and Crystal Pite, Solo Echo, 2012.
The Stages of Alexander McQueen: A/W 2003 Scanners
”Tell yourself, in that final flowing of cold through your limbs, that you love what you are.” – Crystal Pite
The reason why I include this into the listing of McQueen’s best shows is the dramatic spectacle of the finale: the model wearing the kimono in the stormy raised transparent tunnel. The whole show enacts a wasteland, seemingly dry and windy stretches in Asia, and the soundtrack amplifies the effect with windy beats. The collection throughout is tailored to perfection and justifies a quiet bare set, except for the silent drama on the end.
Taklimakan desert Western China, Eastern Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (NASA)
Crystal Pite, Solo Echo, 2012