Drape photos + watercolor + pen
I know I shouldnt talk about my personal life on here, but…
My WEDDING DRESS is going to be arriving next week at the latest!
Alexander McQueen ‘Dante Collection’ 1996
direct nod to the Memento Mori, McQueen says this collection is ‘not so much about death, but a reminder that it is always there’ (McQueen 1996)
-Note the skeleton hand on the face, amazing..
These are little illustrations I did earlier this year for boutique Belle Armoire http://www.facebook.com/pages/Belle-Armoire-Boutique/145710588799232
Love feels his uncanny breath and swoons- youth despairs and prays, when lo! the cock of dawn crows and Death fades away into the shadow of his tomb.
Original Images by Stephanie Caltabiano
McQueen had a running theme of death through many collections… symbolized by skeletons and skull heads. The second image is from 1994, the silver ribcage was cast from the female form, it is probably one of his most famous examples of death in his designs. See Caroline Evans, Fashion at the Edge