Don’t ask why it’s taken this long, just bask in the news that Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen is, for the first time, gracing the racks at Dover Street Market. It’s just one of the pleasant surprises from today’s big reveal of the spring collections, arranged in settings customized by the designers themselves. Ann Demeulemeester overhauled her space, while Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, and Stephen Jones made wee tweaks to theirs.
Never to be outdone, all of the new collections by Comme des Garçons have arrived, from Play to Junya Watanabe, and in the basement New York designer David Lindwall has installed his “nihilistically beautiful” T-shirts. As for the smiles on street level, the new window display comes courtesy of artists Jake and Dinos Chapman. Never a dull moment at Dover.