The 10 Greatest Fashion Shows of the Past 10 Years
Jun 01, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
The fashion show has evolved from its earliest incarnations in the salons of department stores into the opulent, theatrical, exorbitant circuses they are now. Over the past ten years, especially, the fashion show has become a multi-media juggernaut, as crucial to a designers collections as the collection itself.
Along with its commercial peak, fashion shows have also reached their creative peaks moving, visceral, dramatic productions that have elevated them into an art form. Alexander McQueen emerged as the true master of the genre, blending the disparate elements of entertainment and ideology while creating beautiful works of clothing that could stand on their own without the hype and hoopla with which he was so famously associated.
Below is a list of the 10 fashion shows that stand as the greatest achievements of the last decade, based on their technicality and theatricality, their influence on fashion and of course, the clothes themselves.