Lily Donaldson stars in this dark showcase of couture in which Vogue Paris pay tribute to the genius of Alexander McQueen. The incredibly sexy and feminine shoot, styled by Carine Roitfeld and snapped by Steven Klein, features lashings of black and motifs of violent nightmares such as bound hands, axes, numchucks, metal bars and scaffold steps, the kind of demonic darkness that inspired and eventually won over the mind of the celebrated East End boy wonder. Things are kept modern with slick hair and makeup and the simple colours: monochrome, golds, nudes and acid brights, and the semi-opaque tights and stiletto sandals have a touch of the Nineties about them, non? Very classic French glamour anyway. The extravagant shapes of the clothes, such as voluptuous shoulders and massive skirts, and the dramatic veiling makes this shoot a dream, though, and testify to Roitfeld’s good eye as well paying tribute to that genius of fashion who will always be missed.