"Wild beauty" was the inspiration behind Sarah Burton’s show for Alexander Mcqueen. Lee was always known to reawaken drained fashion show viewers with his work, and Sarah carried on that legacy with her show today. Hauntingly beautiful, I fell in love with everything this show offered. Glowing illuminated faces, brilliant dark and intoxicating furs, mermaid gowns, and ghostly white floor-sweeping gowns inspired my mind and brought oxygen to my soul.
The old woman remembered a swan she had bought many years ago in Shanghai for a foolish sum. This bird, boasted the market vendor, was once a duck that stretched its neck in hopes of becoming a goose, and now look!—it is too beautiful to eat.
Then the woman and the swan sailed across an ocean many thousands of li wide, stretching their necks toward America. On her journey she cooed to the swan: “In America I will have a daughter just like me. But over there nobody will say her worth is measured by the loudness of her husband’s belch. Over there nobody will look down on her, because I will make her speak only perfect American English. And over there she will always be too full to swallow any sorrow! She will know my meaning, because I will give her this swan—a creature that became more than what was hoped for.”