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Oh how lovely. Feminine extravagance at its best.

We see a lot more Victorian inspired fashion on the runway with Alexander McQueen’s Pre-Fall 2012 Collection. Under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, McQueen’s Pre-Fall line maintains its museum-worthy couture lavishness.

A lush autumn palette with bustlingly full skirts and belted, cinched waist is the primary element in the collection. High-necklines and poplin shirts with cropped pants are incorporated, maintaining the Victorian era inspiration, with some off the shoulder peasant blouses, suggesting a Spanish influence. Fabrication includes rich velvet with intricate embroidery, floral detailing, frothy tulle and diaphanous fabrics as light as air.

Dramatic and theatrical, but still wearable.

Photos courtesy of style.com

Love,

Honey

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2012PF-AMCQUEEN

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