Yesterday McQ, Alexander McQueen‘s lower priced line, held its very first runway show — and what a show it was.
The clothes were indeed a more accessible version of McQueen in terms of both price and style, but it was the theatrics of Sarah Burton‘s presentation that have everybody talking. The runway was blanketed in leaves, which foreshadowed the insane finale starring Styleite hero Kristen McMenamy. The 47-year-old gray-haired stunner walked to the middle of the catwalk in a white (wedding?) dress, as the lights dimmed and a single spotlight shone down on her. The Cut reports:
There was a collective gasp as a thick mist cleared to reveal a forest of nearly 60 real, full grown trees with a small house nestled in the middle. Dramatic classical music rose as Kristen disappeared into the woods and the room plunged into darkness, lit only by the faint mist through the trees. Then came a pulsing light show inside the house and thumping techno music while the models took their final lap around the room.
Wow. We’re bummed we weren’t there, but luckily Grazia managed to film the whole thing. Watch below, and check out photos from the show:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.