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Alexander McQueen Fall-Winter 2010: The Last 16 Pieces "Cut on the Stand" by McQueen Himself Before He Took His Own Life

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16 looks, the last collection designer by Lee Alexander McQueen for his eponymous label, were presented in a private showing yesterday in Paris. The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive: "In their artistry, imagination and technical wizardry, they brought his fashion spirit to life," said WWD. Show-goers and McQueen's business partners alike were overcome with emotion.

Robert Polet, chairman and chief executive officer at Gucci Group, was overcome as he rushed backstage to see the design team backstage. “It was a very moving experience to take a deep and serious look at his last collection. It showed Lee's unique talent to create pieces of beauty that touch many of your senses, leaving one enriched,” Polet said later, after composing himself. Then he added, “Although the sense of loss afterwards, I found overwhelming.”
· Alexander McQueen fall-winter 2010 [WWD]