When I first saw the look book of the Alexander McQueen collection for Pre-Fall, my thoughts were zealous, as in a short amount of time, Sarah has managed to come out of her shell and show her sense of design while still giving us what we loved from Lee McQueen. The pieces were amazingly cut, choosing Military and Nautical silhouettes to tell a story. Very rigourous, very tight, and very sexy a la Helmut Newton. The color palette was very clean, with Black, Navy, Cream, Red, Hot Pink, and lots of Gold. The play between long and short lengths, which has been something that Sarah has been experimenting with these last collections looked better than ever.
There was a lot of controversy surrounding the long gown, shown in this pre-collection that Michelle Obama wore to the China State Dinner where she chose to wear McQueen. Many complained that she should have picked an American label. Really? Why should it matter. The dress is beautiful and she looked amazing in it. Enough said. Sarah, can't wait to see what you have in store for Fall this February.....Stay tuned.