As soon as I saw these Alexander McQueen autumn/winter 2011 campaign shots I was completely blown away by the drama and beauty. Photographed by David Sims he really does capture the essence of Sarah Burton’s ‘The Ice Queen in Her Court’ collection perfectly with the help of model of Raquel Zimmerman who looks stunning as a ‘savage beauty’.
I just love the way the harsh backgrounds of a the rocky countryside *possibly Scotland* along with a storm works perfectly against such gorgeous creations. My favourite has to be the image of the finale gown, I adore this frayed organza halterneck gown with embroidered pleats when it hit the runway, but add the explosion and rays of light from her head and volcanic-like ash and this image is truly iconic, and for me more than an advert but a piece of art.
Which is your favourite?