Thursday, September 19, 2013

Queen of Style

At the helm of the Alexander McQueen fashion house, Sarah Burton continues to prove she is fashion royalty with collections like the one she created for Fall 2013.
The designer admittedly used religious imagery from the Catholic church, but what I find interesting are her references to Elizabethan style.

 
The style of the garments themselves reveal Elizabethan qualities: high necklines with the ruff collar, quilting and over the top ornamentation with beading.
 
The Elizabethan era references continue with corset belting and voluminous sleeves.  

Though long past, Queen Elizabeth's reign over style remains evident; a beauty and strength that can't be forgotten.

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