Sarah Burton worked with Alexander McQueen for 15 years and the shoes in this collection not only display Sarah’s amazing talent but also her connection with the late designer. This season I’ve noticed many different forms and interpretations of Baroque, from Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte, Prada and now McQueen. The detail in this shoe collection is meticulous and the hand carved Monarch butterfly heel is magical!
The Monarch heels are absolutely stunning & I started looking into what the Monarch butterfly symbolizes. I found that it varies within each culture. The Chinese believe that the butterfly is good luck and in Greek mythology the butterfly links to the human soul. In Mexico there is a town where the Monarch butterflies migrate through each year and they celebrate the Day of the Dead where the butterflies symbolize the returning souls of the deceased.
These Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 shoes seem like the perfect follow-up to the armadillo shoes that almost killed Lady Gaga. They’re still grounded in animal imagery, but lighter, more delicate, presumably less likely to cut off your circulation. And, as Sarah Burton takes the reins at McQueen (cue a joke about her having big shoes to fill), it seems extra appropriate to have them feature a transformative symbol like a butterfly.
Well known for his amazing extravagant however stylish creations, fashion designer Sarah Burton has done it again for Alexander McQueen with the brand new Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Shoes collection. Carrying on the McQueen legacy, the beautiful couture line still manages to leave women in awe with many heartbreaking and brilliant creations. From fur-sational shoes to butterfly death-defying heels, regardless of what you expect from this shoe collection, you’ll most definitely not be disappointed after catching a glance of it. Sarah Burton is exactly the kind of talented designer who has what it takes to grab hold of his legacy and drag it exactly where it has to go not just to survive but to prosper.