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Illustration: Paola Travers in Alexander McQueen

by Paola Travers on 23 April 2020

' Portrait in Red is a self-portrait in a beautiful gown from the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 20 collection. This look captured my attention with its bodice adorned with intricate embroidery. The design reminds me of exposed lungs, which "breathe" life and humanity into this ethereal figure. That area of the body is essential to our existence and seems particularly fragile and vulnerable nowadays. I also wanted to pay homage to a brand that has always stayed true to its creator's spirit and never fails to amaze us with breathtakingly beautiful silhouettes, which have a rough yet poetic quality to them.'

- Paola Travers

' Portrait in Red is a self-portrait in a beautiful gown from the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 20 collection. This look captured my attention with its bodice adorned with intricate embroidery. The design reminds me of exposed lungs, which "breathe" life and humanity into this ethereal figure. That area of the body is essential to our existence and seems particularly fragile and vulnerable nowadays. I also wanted to pay homage to a brand that has always stayed true to its creator's spirit and never fails to amaze us with breathtakingly beautiful silhouettes, which have a rough yet poetic quality to them.'

Illustration: Paola Travers
Collection: Alexander McQueen AW/20 Womenswear
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