Paris Fashion Week: Alexander McQueen – Autumn|Winter 2013

Exquisite. The Alexander McQueen Autumn|Winter 2013 ready-to-wear presentation in Paris literally took one’s breath away. There were just ten looks (Sarah Burton’s pregnancy dictated an abbreviated collection), but what looks! Richly embroidered bodices, dresses encrusted with pearls, even ruffs (oh-so-fashionable during the seventeenth century!). The finale was a white-and-gold-embroidered confection that Queen Elizabeth I would…