Tim Blanks’ Top Fashion Shows of All-Time: Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2001, September 26, 2000 | Fashion Show Review, Tim Blanks’ Top Fashion Shows of All-Time

For the past six months, I’ve been choosing a weekly favourite from my 30-plus years of going to fashion shows. It seemed like an appropriate way to remember —  to celebrate — something the industry was missing. But, as The Worst Year Ever™  comes to an end, I felt my choice should be a more pointed reminder of what once was. More than nostalgic uplift, more than wanton acts of beauty or provocation, what could — did — a fashion show offer? With that question in mind, a re-visit of Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2001 show had a pleasing inevitability.

Beauty and horror were the tentpoles of McQueen’s aesthetic. The quest for one, the flight from the other felt like mean motivators in 2020. So seeing those impulses crystallised so vividly on a fashion runway two decades ago confirms McQueen’s peculiar prescience. Except he flipped them. He was often seeking the

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Hunter Schafer Reminds Us of Her High-Fashion Roots on the September 2020 Cover of ‘Allure’

The model and actor stars in the magazine’s “Future of Beauty” issue.

Before she was one of stars of the critically-lauded HBO series “Euphoria,” Hunter Schafer was an in-demand model, walking the runway for Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and Dior, starring in campaigns for Versus Versace, Converse and Public School and appearing in editorial shoots for CR Fashion Book, them and W (among many others). She’s since gone on to sit front row at many fashion showswalk many red carpets and, yes, cover many magazines. And this September, she fronts Allure‘s “Future of Beauty” issue.  

Photographed by Daniella Midenge, the 21-year-old appears in bold, dramatic makeup looks by Holly Silius (using Shiseido products, as Schafer is the brand’s newest global ambassador) that are matched by equally eye-grabbing fashion from Iris van Herpen, Rick Owens, Christopher John Rogers, Maison Margiela and Y/PROJECT, styled by Nicola Formichetti. 

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