15 Jaw-Dropping Beauty Looks From the Alexander McQueen Runway

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15 Jaw-Dropping Beauty Looks From the Alexander McQueen Runway Inline

<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2011-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spring 2011" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spring 2011</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com</cite>

Spring 2011

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<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2011-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall 2011" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fall 2011</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com</cite>

Fall 2011

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<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2012-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spring 2012" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spring 2012</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photographed by Kevin Tachman</cite>

Spring 2012

Photographed by Kevin Tachman
<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2012-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall 2012" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fall 2012</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com</cite>

Fall 2012

Photo: Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com
<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2013-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spring 2013" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spring 2013</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photographed by Kevin Tachman</cite>

Spring 2013

Photographed by Kevin Tachman
<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2013-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall 2013" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fall 2013</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Gianni Pucci / InDigitalteam / GoRunway</cite>

Fall 2013

Photo: Gianni Pucci / InDigitalteam / GoRunway
<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2014-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spring 2014" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spring 2014</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photographed by Kevin Tachman</cite>

Spring 2014

Photographed by Kevin Tachman
<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2014-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall 2014" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fall 2014</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Pat McGrath / @patmcgrathreal</cite>

Fall 2014

Photo: Courtesy of Pat McGrath / @patmcgrathreal
<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2015-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spring 2015" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spring 2015</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Pat McGrath / @patmcgrathreal</cite>

Spring 2015

Photo: Courtesy of Pat McGrath / @patmcgrathreal
<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall 2015" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fall 2015</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Pat McGrath / @patmcgrathreal</cite>

Fall 2015

Photo: Courtesy of Pat McGrath / @patmcgrathreal
<h1 class="title"><a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen/slideshow/collection?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall 2016" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fall 2016</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen / @worldmcqueen</cite>

Fall 2016

Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen / @worldmcqueen
<h1 class="title"><a href="https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2017-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spring 2017" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spring 2017</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Indigital.tv</cite>

Spring 2017

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<h1 class="title"><a href="https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2017-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall 2017" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fall 2017</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Fall 2017

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<h1 class="title"><a href="https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2018-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spring 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spring 2018</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Guido Palau / @guidopalau</cite>

Spring 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Guido Palau / @guidopalau
<h1 class="title"><a href="https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2018-ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fall 2018</a></h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Kristina Vidic / @kristinavidic_</cite>

Fall 2018

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The late Alexander McQueen was the master of transportive beauty statements, one who dreamed up fantastical hair and makeup to match the otherworldly clothes sent down the runway of his self-titled fashion house each season. Since taking the reins of the label he established in 2010, Sarah Burton, his protégée and successor, has continued the fairy tale, remaining true to the house’s DNA while putting her own artful stamp on the McQueen woman.

A close look at her version of McQueen beauty is revealing: There are the ethereal white lashes from Fall 2015, which appear frostbitten below bleached brows, while for Spring 2012, an equally fairylike gilded cap crowns models’ heads. Headpieces have long been a distinguishing house signature, but Burton’s variations (conceived in collaboration with hairstylist Guido Palau shift boldly in tone, from the pearly birdcages of Fall 2013 to the sharp sci-fi visors from the previous year.

Though typically loaded with undercurrents of futurism and strength, an eccentric romance has flowed through the shows’ most memorable looks, starting with the knotted Rapunzel braids and the silver pin helmet from her first two runway outings, and on through to last season's striking blood red lips and slicked waist-grazing plaits—a hint of what may come tonight, when the house's latest collection bows in Paris.

Above, 15 Burton-approved beauty proposals that prove the Alexander McQueen dream lives on.

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