PARIS — McQueen is back! Back in the French capital, that is. Following last season’s temporary residence in London, that city where Alexander Lee McQueen cut his teeth, the label fronted by creative director Sarah Burton returns to Paris. And what a regal return it was Monday night in the Orangerie du Senat in the Jardin du Luxembourg, a fitting setting in which to transport invited guests to the the Shetland Isles northeast of Scotland, where Sarah Burton and her team studied local flora and fauna for this collection for spring. There were floral bursts, birds of flight, and more polished metal details exactingly pressed into leather than a Judas Priest concert. On the night five models from across the Next network including Selena Forrest, Wangy, Tessa Bruinsma, Nimue Smit, and Leah Rödl walked in the show. 

Credits include: Client, Alexander McQueen; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2017; Clothing design, Sarah Burton; Styling, Camilla Nickerson; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Lucia Pieroni; Casting, Jess Hallett; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.