Behind the scenes at Alexander McQueen’s SS12 show

We’ve always wanted to be a fly on the wall and witness what happens backstage at the biggest shows during fashion week, and now the house of Alexander McQueen is giving us all the opportunity to do so! 

The luxury label has just released a behind-the-scenes video from its much-lauded spring/summer 2012 catwalk show, which was shot by young filmmaker Sean Frank.

The exclusive video gives us an inside view of what went on backstage at the highly anticipated catwalk outing at Paris Fashion Week this October, including how Sarah Burton, the models and the rest of the McQueen team prepared for the show.

“I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire,” said Creative Director Sarah Burton of the latest collection. “We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess – an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme.”

We always knew precision and extreme attention to detail was part of any fashion show preparation, and this short film truly accentuates just how much effort and detail goes into each and every look.

If you want to copy the braided hairstyles that some of the models were wearing, you can get a few tips in the video – but be warned… we think it’ll take you a while!

Check out the video below and prepare to be amazed.

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