Well, this look is sure to ruffle some feathers.
FKA twigs stepped out for a private viewing of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London today sporting a parrot-feather-meets-peacock-tail confection and we, well, can't peel our eyes away just yet. The multihued gown—from McQueen's Spring-Summer 2008 collection—features an elaborate feathered neckpiece (all the better to match that rainbow feather print) and sheer, floor-sweeping skirt.
And brace yourselves, because we have to admit that we think Twigs kind of owns the look. From her slicked top knots to her crimson lips and towering black platforms, Robert Pattinson's main squeeze definitely came ready to make a statement in rainbow. (Done and done.)
Other famous Brits who came out to commemorate McQueen include Victoria Beckham (in a black gown with cut-outs on the skirt), Kate Moss (wearing a sheer black-lace confection alongside hubby Jamie Hince) and Naomi Campbell (sporting a tea-length dress with black-fringe skirt).
Speaking of birds, we spotted a pair of kissing peacocks on the McQueen frock that Salma Hayek wore to the event (the stunning, very voluminous dress is from the designer's fall-winter 2008 collection). Actress Naomie Harris was also in attendance, donning a plunging red column gown with strappy sandals.
Twigs' look, however, stood out most on the carpet (in fact, this is probably what you'd find in the dictionary under "attention-grabbing")—despite her insistence that the fame-game is one she doesn't want to play.
"It makes me feel sick, the thought of being a famous person. It's just not me. I'm the happiest when I'm in the studio, not on a beauty parade," she told Rolling Stone in November.
(Sorry Twigs, today you're on the beauty parade.)
Honestly, though, isn't this what Alexander McQueen is all about? Ornate prints and textures, unexpected color pairings and, well, thinking outside of the high fashion box. So in effect, this is Twigs paying high tribute to the late great designer.
But OK, you tell us: What do you think of Twigs' winged couture?
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