McQueen Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear FW2013
Held at the OTT Opéra Comique, Sarah Burton closed the fall fashion season with a collection of just ten pieces. Divided into five themes (communion, nuns, cardinals, popes, and angels) the designer, who just gave birth to twins, presented two dress variations for every theme. “From communion gowns to cardinals”, read the show notes, as we tried to take in every single detail of the ten extravagant, angelic appearances full of various religious iconography. It might have been just ten looks, with models covered head (literally, since all girls sported heavy decorated masks) to toe in handcrafted, pearl encrusted lace ensembles, Sarah must have had her hands full. And why would you show so much more of the same thing, when you can perfectly convey your message with just a small selection. A smart fashion lesson to learn, right at the end of this Paris Fashion Week.