Spine Corset 'Untitled'
Spines are weird and fascinating in themselves.
See C de Moncheaux
Today I was surfing and found myself at the Met Museum page about Savage Beauty - about the work of Alexander McQueen.http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/about/.
Yellow glass beads and horsehair skirt
The way this looks like lichen on an old tree.
You can imaging the different and interesting attractive way this skirt might move.
These pictures are all of clothes designed by him which caught my attention.
It's a jungle out there ensemble
Brown leather, bleached linen, taxidermy crocodile
The bubble effect is weird and different.
In fact the whole thing is different in a very creative human way.
I am fascinated by the 'dark romantic' side of them, that is slightly creepy at the same time as being beautiful.
Silk coat from Japanese screen print
Oysters are beautiful and weird in the way that many of McQueen's clothes are.
And by their use of natural materials which work, but are not usually associated with clothes.
It's the fantastic layers and layers of fragile fabric in the skirt that attracts me. You can practically feel that it would be just like touching an oyster shell only warmer and softer.
And by the way he was able to produce effects that I have tried and so far failed at.