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Another collection that managed to ignore the trend for modernity was the McQueen show in Paris. A real dusty, ancient collection, it reminded me of scenes with Miss Haversham in Great Expectations. Although I wouldn't expect to see the models with their ghostly white faces donning a wedding dress and lamenting and rambling. No, they looked more like ethereal Edwardian photographs come to life. One particular dress, which showed McQueen's theatrical side, was a beautiful confection made from fake flowers and underpinned by a sheer, flesh-coloured corset structure.

I also really liked the use of sheer fabrics over billowing puffed shapes, adding to the dream-like effect of the show. The show also featured strangely padded hips, something that must have pleased the models no end!

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