McQueen tribute starring Lily Donaldson

Our ‘Best of 2010′ series has been taking a look back at some of the highlights from the past 12 months. But, sadly, 2010 will also be remembered as the year the fashion world lost one of its greats. Not to be forgotten, the year saw many a tribute to the late Alexander McQueen. This article was first published on April 19, 2010.

You’d be forgiven for not recognising this young lass as Lily Donaldson; with the cropped peroxide blonde hair and strong black eyebrows she barely looks herself. But Lily it is, in Vogue Paris‘ May 2010 tribute to the late, great, and utterly unforgettable Alexander McQueen. And while thematically as dark as a starless night, with elements of fetish and a title of Erotica, it has some stunning examples of couture.

Lily Donaldson in an Alexander McQueen tribute

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Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)
Lily Donaldson: Vogue Paris May 2010 (NSFW)

The sensual styling was of course by the hand of Carine Roitfeld; Steven Klein was behind the lens. Click on the gallery below for the full shoot.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.