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Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Channels Extreme Excess

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: style and fashion.telegraph
For fashionistas, a love for fashion can be all-consuming, which is something the Alexander McQueen 2012 collection showcased, with its numerous veils and body-hugging apparel.

According to McQueen's creative director Sarah Burton, the Alexander McQueen 2012 line was definitely targeted at the extreme, making the point that those of us who love fashion "go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them."

In addition to veiled faces, the Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 models displayed a series of skirt suits embellished and accented with flurries of ruffles and ripples. The line also included hand-sewn pieces by Burton herself, as well as gorgeous body-contouring and cascading gowns in eye-popping metallics and pearly hues.

As the Telegraph puts it, Burton has "spun her historical references into something entirely contemporary."