Lee McQueen had finished most of his fall 2010 collection before he died, and because of this the Gucci Group went ahead and showed his last creations in a private show for editors only in a Paris Salon.
The only thing missing was the showmanship that Lee Alexander added to all of his shows, I'm not saying that this one had to be like spring 2010 where nothing was spared to put on one of the best fashions shows ever in history, but this one still needed that pizazz that only he could give to his shows, he will be sourly missed.
For fall 2010 it seems that Alexander McQueen investigated a lot of medieval and gothic fashions, but took them out of that dark place he always took his creations to; you could also see in this collection clear references to previous works of his, like the spring 2001 asylum show, and the Icarus collection he did for Givenchy in 1997, this time around he mixed print, with embroidery, lavish fabrics and feathers to adorn the models heads and to make interesting skirts out of.
I just hope that whoever takes over the creative direction of this fashion house has enough innovation to keep the legacy of Alexander McQueen alive and well.
Photos courtesy of Style.com