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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