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Alexander McQueen A/W RTW 2008, The Girl Who Lived in The Tree

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Based on the British Empire, the Queens of England, the Duke of Wellington, toy soldiers and punk princesses, this fashion fairy tale is dominated by an ancient tulle-wrapped tree referencing the work of the artist, Christo. For the first half of the show our heroine is dressed in beautiful rags: nipped waisted jackets, Victorian-line dresses with S-bend corseted tops, textured, hand-knitted mohair and washed tweeds all in dark or neutral colours lend a make-do-and-mend feel to the proceedings. It isn't long, though, before our Princess meets her Prince Charming, at which point she descends from her treetop habitat and finds all the riches of the world at her disposal. Her clothing duly explodes into colour and references everything from the wardrobe of the young Princess Elizabeth --crimson velvet New Look dresses, ermine wraps and a bastardised Union Jack print - to the palaces of the Maharajas -- a draped, predominantly empire-line silhouette finished with paper-flat embroidered slippers, each pair bespoke and created to complement its own outfit.
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Chris Kim (1 day ago)
am a big Mcqueen fan but I personally think he overdid it for this collection.
Ruth Karen (1 month ago)
It hurts.
Morir es vivir (1 month ago)
Was hoping the tree thing would start to move/flow.
Narcis ibanez pallares (1 month ago)
saeeda hunter (2 months ago)
Ooh ooh ooh that's me, I use to love me in a tree
Eugenia Islas (6 months ago)
Adorable e inigualable! Extraordinaria muestra de un genio sin igual! Te amo Alexander McQueen! La musica de Haendel: "Zadok The Priest" es increiblemente bella y llena de autentico poder artistico. Bravo!
Caged Jock (10 months ago)
The music sucked.
Zoé Tyler (1 year ago)
Woooo 😍
Jayan Duggal (1 year ago)
10:35 my fave
SPACEY DAZE (1 year ago)
i'm not a fan of the big duck footed flat shoes, but everything else was brilliant
Sucheta Maitra (1 year ago)
Was that natasha poly in 7:56?
Limapoel (24 days ago)
Sarka Prokopova (1 year ago)
Fantastic collection! Absolutely flawless. I so would wear all the learher pieces in the beginning!
Luis Colon (1 year ago)
To bad he's gone! Genius
Oscar Milano Mai (3 years ago)
beautiful collection. as for twig figure comment, this is a business. each garments are expensive to make, not some cheap products like h&m. The fabric alone, such as the finale gown cost probably above 100 USD a yard and something like that take about 15 to 20 yards. the models are not anorexic. they are thin. I know a lot of friends that are that heights and that weight naturally.
Beth Morgan Valvo (1 year ago)
True but to deny that the fashion industry is anti "curve" is disingenuous at least.
serenerhapsody (3 years ago)
FUCK. That Ninja-inspired one at 1:55 onwards is like Japan under Britain! WERQ!
Miou Miou Darling (3 years ago)
Is that 'come as you are' on violin?
Justin Hopkins (2 years ago)
sss215 (3 years ago)
I love this collection and the soundtrack is amazing!
Jennifer Ahmed (3 years ago)
Absolutely flawless! My favorite of all his collections!!
Asper Rin (1 year ago)
Jennifer Ahmed It's certainly his most romantic. I'd bet he met his boyfriend at this time.
tryptala (3 years ago)
So many of these models look alike, such as at 7:54 10:27 13:50 .
tryptala (3 years ago)
Absolutely astounding! I want to live in this.
Ilaria De Lorenzi (3 years ago)
This version of "Come as you are" from Nirvana is just amazing!
Susama Susama (4 years ago)
he is amazing
Kaitlyn Harrison (4 years ago)
who is the girl at like 7:57 the first one to walk after a pause?
Sandra Embregts (4 years ago)
Kamila Filipcikova
Paulina Villalba (4 years ago)
This Charming Man-The Smiths! <3 
arrangement (4 years ago)
What a beautiful and dramatic show. I love the short, voluminous dresses covered with feathers.
kam lam (4 years ago)
Why is it enjoyable to watch these twig stick figures in finely sculpted clothes?  Bit of a waste isn't it, all the work just to make it for the "mini" market?  
Asper Rin (1 year ago)
kam lam I'd dred the world you'd create. Absolute functionality and blandness I suppose. If you evoke a single feeling g from these creations he's done a great job.
Lustful One (4 years ago)
What's the name of the song at 5:19 ?? could anyone tell me please ............???
Mauro Solalinde (4 years ago)
Ya es superior a la moda, ES ARTE..!!
Archetype00 (4 years ago)
Every garment, fucking unbelievable and so meticulously sculpted. I can't imagine how difficult those things would have been to measure, sew, to create! Insane.
Lustful One (4 years ago)
What's the name of the song at 5:19 ? Anyone pls kindly tell me....!
Anne MCLayne (3 years ago)
whiteflag1000 (4 years ago)
it's a very succsessful fashion but a celebration anorexia.
Asper Rin (1 year ago)
whiteflag1000 His Muse is a stick. Hence "the girl in the tree".
ak k (3 years ago)
oh c'mon.
Blue rose (4 years ago)
el ultimo vestido como se llama? es hermoso!!
Olivia Kissel (4 years ago)
OMG! Who's is performing this version of come as you are? I am in LOVE.
jennifer r (4 years ago)
I believe The Vitamin String Quartet... If you didn't already find the artist to song you loved
¿What´s Art and what´s Fashion when we talk about Alexander McQueen? 
Asper Rin (1 year ago)
Edmundo Abel Berenguer Portilla It's the same really. Symbyosis. However there's also an absurd theatricality​ as well. Humor is the absurd.
Holly IsAwesome (5 years ago)
LOOOVE the Nirvana orchestrals and that he sent hoodies to runway. I get sad every time I realize how limited his work is.
schrap72 (5 years ago)
This is my favorite Alexander McQueen show hands down out of all I've seen, even the most recent shows. I keep coming back to this one. I love all of the fashions. They are timeless.
Layla Rose (5 years ago)
Alexander McQueen was a fashion GENUIS! I miss A. McQ
Eddie Garzón (5 years ago)
Cathy Cooper (5 years ago)
Thank you so much for posting this. McQueen was a magical and gifted artist.
Mayank Choudhary (5 years ago)
the costumes are lovely and i think some of them are inspired by indian style !!
schrap72 (5 years ago)
Beautiful and timeless.
Mai Pai (5 years ago)
amazing garments!
DaniilAivazovsky (5 years ago)
is the first 40 seconds originally silent?
Axel Balsan (5 years ago)
I love the closing it was so charming and beautiful. Just completely perfect.
LazingOnSunday (5 years ago)
such a breath-taking collection... we lost true genius... RIP McQueen.
schrap72 (5 years ago)
I love the fantasy like quality and especially liked the Belle Epoque like gowns at the end.
Adler36 (5 years ago)
Thank you so much!
Jabbawocky24 (5 years ago)
This was my favorite all-time collection period. It was McQueen's work that first caught my eye and introduced me to fashion as art. He opened up a whole world for me. He is sorely & exceedingly missed :(
JAGWAH66 (5 years ago)
Lindsay Elan (5 years ago)
this made me smile
Leslie Nope (5 years ago)
it can't be, it's on 2008. Bloody Mary from 2011
Dylan Arthur (5 years ago)
bernaldo rick (5 years ago)
sounds like "bloodymarry" of lady gaga.. not so sure...
J.J. B.13. (5 years ago)
i just hoped this has a good quality video.
Mi Ca (5 years ago)
Andy Retty (5 years ago)
greet video thanks
ChiLun Tseng (5 years ago)
Does anyone know where to find this music?
Allie Berry (5 years ago)
What's the song at 7:56?
Jordan Lister (5 years ago)
This is my Favorite McQueen Collection, its just so perfect, Nothing has or will ever be done that matches this
Mariana Enríquez (6 years ago)
this is like porn to me
Anniesa (6 years ago)
so unbelievably beautiful, extravagant! Such an amazing collection and every clothes is a piece of art
Yukikoandthe (6 years ago)
the final garment is my favorite
O'shea (6 years ago)
love the dress at 08:31 and the final garment reminds me of bram stoker's dracula.
alexandergreenb (6 years ago)
Interesting that Nirvana's "Rape Me" coincides with the more femme designs.
Adler36 (6 years ago)
Thank you so much! :)
Yukikoandthe (6 years ago)
Nirvana's Come as You Are, Rape Me, Smell's Like Teen Spirits- Vitamin String Quartet "Zadok the Priest" - Handel "This Charming Man" - The Smiths
Samantha Derrick (2 months ago)
what was the original song that you posted for this video? another user said it sounded like lady gaga's blood mary..but it wasnt nirvana come as you are. it was a haunting song
Adler36 (6 years ago)
McQueen is my hero and this is one of my favourite collections. By the way: Does anybody know the name of the music, please? Thanks a lot!
Adriana Francesca (6 years ago)
Thanks for your answer.
Yukikoandthe (6 years ago)
1. Plenty of people namely: Lady Gaga, Daphne Guinness, and Bjork. I own a pair of the Armor Wedge shoes from the A/W 2011 Collection and probably buy some more clothes or shoes 2. Unfortunately, yes he did commit suicide. The world lost a gem.
Adriana Francesca (6 years ago)
Wow! this collection is beautiful, the scenario and music. Everything is perfect. I just have some questions. Who buy and wear this clothes? It is true the British designer Alexander McQueen committed suicide in 2010? I hope somebody can answer me. Thank you
Pa Dg (1 month ago)
Yes, it's true that he commited suicide
Katia (6 years ago)
I love the Nirvanasong in classic form. Really cool.
mrblf652 (6 years ago)
It is so sad that a genius like Alexander is not with us anymore.
Lisa Anneliese Theron (6 years ago)
I love the Nirvana songs in those renditions, I think it's haunting and beautiful, changing rebellious rock songs and adding a certain class and elegance to it with the violins to merge the music with the garments. I get sad when I watch this show, Alexander was the best and will always be.
Yukikoandthe (6 years ago)
you don't have to excuse yourself for stating your opinion. I do agree that some of the new collections are rather boring but i like a few of the pieces from the McQueen A/W RTW 2011 collection but I guess we all agree that Sarah Burton doesn't try to take enough risk with designs as Lee did.
Yukikoandthe (6 years ago)
the sound has a delay....
paranoidandroid1997 (6 years ago)
finally, the girl who live in the tree with sound and complete

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