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For The Alexander McQueen 2011 RTW Collection, Sarah Burton Had Some Big Shoes To Fill. Look What She Did With Them.

Following the sad and tragic death of designer Alexander "Lee" McQueen, Sarah Burton, who worked alongside the late designer for 15 years, had her work cut out for her when it came to designing the new collections without the namesake. But she did not disappoint. If anything, she added a feminine touch to some traditional McQueen silhouettes and pieces and certainly did a wild and commendable job with the shoes.

Designer Sarah Burton:

For the Spring 2011 Women's Ready-To-Wear collection, the craftsmanship and detail was startling. Butterflies, woven shafts of wheat, feathers, embroidery, leather and more blended to create a collection that's a little Bohemian, a little military, even a little Versace-meets-Damien Hirst.

Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 RTW Shoes:

and the new skull clutch for the 2011 season:

Below are some of the highlights of the 2011 Spring Women's Ready To Wear collection and a close up look at the unusual textiles and craftsmanship:

See the entire collection here.

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