OK guys, you all know I'm not exactly the must-post-this-instantly kind of blogger but I just had to get these photos edited and up here right away. If you saw my tweet delirium earlier you'll know why I am so excited – today I was invited to attend McQ's first ever runway show! Sarah Burton has recently brought the diffusion line back into the Alexander McQueen fold and taken the helm of the design team. I still can't quite believe I got to see such a beautiful spectacle; this was nothing like the other shows at London fashion week.
There was Anna Wintour sitting next to Salma Hayek opposite me, a runway strewn with autumn leaves, and some truly gorgeous clothes. Sarah has obviously decided to raise the standard at McQ and many would find it hard to distinguish the looks coming out from the McQueen mainline collection. Women's dresses exploded with appliquéd flowers or were decorated with delicate lace and cinched in tightly at the waist. The menswear had a distinct military feel with epaulettes and khaki greens – some of the coats were to die for. I'll definitely be getting myself one of the kilts. I am so glad I wore my own family kilt to the show!
Oh, and then there was the finale. A model dressed in white, lost in a twilight clearing, stumbled under a shower of leaves until she found a hidden rope and followed it to a secret forest which magically appeared at the end of the runway. It was all the fairytale darkness and elegance you'd expect from any McQueen production. I know I'm gushing but I just can't get over how wonderful it all was...
And to the [insert rude word] sitting beside me who stole my iPhone during the show – you'll get what's coming to you. Who'd have thought it, mugged at McQueen?