An Alexander McQueen video that will take your breath away

There are fashion shows and then there are the fleeting masterpieces put on by the house of Alexander McQueen. The detail that goes into the latter puts them in a league of their own, a tradition stunningly carried on by Sarah Burton in the sad absence of McQueen himself. Backstage at the Alexander McQueen spring 2012 show every detail was masterfully attended to from the intricate lacework on headpieces to the cornrows that circled the models’ heads underneath. The correlation between hard work and a mind-blowing final product is certainly demonstrated by this beautifully shot backstage film by Sean Frank, but the busy hands and creative minds at work behind the scenes also serve to remind that craftsmanship is alive and well – as is the house of McQueen.

Hit play above to watch the video and immerse yourself in the details backstage at the Alexander McQueen spring 2012 show. To revisit the full set of runway photos, click on the thumbnails.

Hat tip to fashionista.