WOMEN'S SPRING/SUMMER 2008 "LA DAME BLEUE"

INSPIRED BY EXTREME GLAMOUR AS EMBODIED IN PARTICULAR BY ISABELLA BLOW, LA DAME BLEUE FOCUSES ON ALL THE MCQUEEN SIGNATURES INCLUDING AUTHENTICALLY CREATED STRONG-SHOULDERED SAVILE ROW TAILORING – EACH PIECE IS CANVAS MOUNTED AND HAND-TOILED – CLOSELY FITTED COCKTAIL DRESSES WITH AN EXAGGERATED HIP-LINE, THEIR WAISTS CINCHED WITH WIDE BELTS, SLEEK BLACK SKIRT SUITS IN PRECIOUS REPTILE SKIN, FLASHES OF EXOTIC COLOUR AND EMBELLISHED SILK CHIFFON AND ORGANZA GOWNS.

The set, on this occasion, is a large, metal, light-encrusted structure based on a pair of out-stretched wings and this theme is echoed in the clothes in the form of Bird of Paradise and butterfly wing prints and flamingo feathered bodices.