Tavi's Greatest Hits

2009: Alexander McQueen Spring 2010
"Everyone remembers where they were when they first saw Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 collection. I had snuck up to the school library at lunch for the live stream, biting my lip to keep from vocalizing my excitement and getting kicked out. I watched as an army of underwater visitors with eerie symmetry and silver skin marched along the runway, and I knew it for sure: This man came from a world filled with all different kinds of excitement, pain, truths, and fantasies that none of us could begin to understand. This show woke everyone up, acting both as a reminder of why we all love fashion in the first place and as a gateway into a new age of creativity. Projected onto the back wall of the stage was a video of the runway at that exact moment, creating a tunnel of infinite possibilities, and the visitors from Atlantis were welcoming us."

Photo: Marcio Madeira