Romance is not just only about dating.
Romance is more than that.
Romance is the appreciation of the beauty of life in class and taste and sense of belonging.
Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton knows the romance of style as shown from Paris Fashion Week as bees, butterflies, honeycombs, and wildflowers flitted down the runway in a pollen-induced haze of corsets and crinoline.
Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2013 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.
Photo Credit: Karl Prouse, Catwalking/Getty
Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton gave Paris Fashion Week attendees something to buzz home about. Bees, butterflies, honeycombs, and wildflowers flitted down the runway in a pollen-induced haze of corsets and crinoline—a nod, perhaps, to the unsung heroes behind the scenes. “I don’t know what started it,” Burton told Vogue backstage before the show. “Maybe female worker bees, like all of us in the studio.” The look balanced McQueen maximalism with dominatrix-like precision: iridescent brocade jackets with nipped-in wasp waists, organza-and-tulle ball gowns bearing appliqué flowers in suspension, bondage-style harnesses made from caramel-colored tortoiseshell resin.