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Bold And Breathtaking: Alexander McQueen At Paris Fashion Week

15/07/2013 17:34 | Updated 22 May 2015

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IN A NUTSHELL: Apparently inspired by sea urchins, anemones or jellyfish, there was fantastical weightless volume and more ruffles, peplums and frills than we've had hot dinners. Oh, and plastic visors. Lots of plastic visors.

BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: Got a wedding coming up where you plan to totally, utterly and shamelessly upstage the bride? This is the collection for you. We loved the explosive feathered dresses in fuchsia and powder pink that closed the show.

F-ROW: Salma Hayek and husband Francois Henri-Pinault, Anna Dello Russo and Anna Wintour.

VERDICT: For design houses that show during both couture and 'regular' fashion week, the latter shows tend to be a bit more down to earth compared to the ethereal bespoke creations of haute couture. But Alexander McQueen RTW shows are unlike any other - the hyper detailing was tantamount to techno couture, using incredible skill to combine infinite layers of voluminous fabric into something apparently weightless, and moved as if under water. This bold and adept collection showed the world that Sarah Burton is at the top of her game.

See more from Sarah Burton's amazing collection below:

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