The Vault: VOSS

VOSSAlexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2001

In the spirit of Throwback Thursdays, Thursdays on Minnie Muse are now devoted to rediscovering some of fashion’s favorite collections in a series of posts dubbed The Vault. It only feels right to launch The Vault with VOSS, the spring/summer 2001 show by the king of the runway, Alexander McQueen.

VOSS was the collection where some of McQueen’s most celebrated looks and mind-blowing accessories made their runway debut; from the razor-clam dress and mussel shell pieces to the red and black feather and medical slide dress. Not to mention, some key elements of the collection – menswear, feathers, and exaggerated silhouettes – are as relevant today as they were when they walked the runway in 2000. Even the staging has been copied; such was the case at Prabal Gurung’s spring 2014 runway show where models were presented inside a transparent, box-like structure that was strikingly similar to the setup of VOSS. A fashion lovers fantasy world.

VOSSAlexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2001

VOSSAlexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2001

VOSSAlexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2001

VOSSAlexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2001

Top: Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 and Bottom: Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2001

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