For those of us assuming that Sarah Burton‘s Spring/Summer 2012 collection would be designed with Catherine, Duchess in Cambridge of mind, we were sorely mistaken. Though drastically different from the pieces Catherine’s worn since her wedding to Prince William April 29th, the pieces in Alexander McQueen‘s show during Paris Fashion Week yesterday (October 4th) received rave reviews from the industry.
According to Womens Wear Daily, Burton said that her latest collection for the house celebrates “femininity and womanhood. “It wasn’t really meant to be fetishistic,” she said after the show last night. “It’s about embellishment and celebrating women’s beauty.”
As much as we adore Catherine to pieces, it must be said that she is not the most daring of dressers-which is totally fine. McQueen’s designs have been historically daring, and Catherine’s looks from the House of McQueen are a departure from what we are used to seeing. Burton’s show last night proved that she is able to handle the job as the late designer’s successor as well as dress the (modest) future Queen of England.
Take a look at the show in our gallery after the jump.