Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Alexander McQueen looks to art history to inspire him for his 2010 cruise collection. Tightly tailored suits and stretched dresses with bold patterns create an optical illusion that gives the collection an M.C. Escher-esque quality. Jackson Pollock seems to be another of McQueen’s muses for this season hence the multi-colored paint spatters over body-fitting skinny jeans resembling the technique that made him famous, action painting. While McQueen drew inspiration from two very different artists, he was still able to create a cohesive collection that showcase some of the most creative and unique art of the 20th century. It comes as no surprise that such a legendary designer would look to the work of Pollock and Escher to anchor his 2010 Cruise collection.