Somehow the McQ show seems like it was the perfect thing for Sarah Burton to do. As I've said before, I like the fact that she hasn't (at least yet) tried to match the theatricality previously expected in an Alexander McQueen runway show. But Lee McQueen never presented his McQ line on the runway, leaving that channel wide open for Sarah Burton to put her own stamp on it. And, instead of taking it in a completely non-McQueen direction, Sarah has brought McQ even closer to the main line than it ever was. Reading Susie Bubble's take on it, the end of the show sounds like it had that distinct McQueen ring to it. And, with some of the (absolutely gorgeous!) pieces being a straight homage to earlier McQueen pieces, I think the McQ line is a perfect way for Sarah Burton to respectfully continue on Lee's work without seeming to replace him.
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