It was business as usual in the Marais this morning, where a showroom's been set up to sell Alexander McQueen's spring collection.
On the left sits the fifteen or so pieces completed before his death, paired with looming gold platforms and a tray of stained glass-like jewels. Eleven racks of "the more commercial stuff" run around the length of the room and in the last corner, about five shelves of bags, shoes, jewelry, scarves, belts and even umbrellas from both pre-fall and fall are displayed.
Buyers are busy picking this shoe over that or wondering which dress will be more popular with their clientele, and McQueen's design team has done an excellent job turning his final ideas into bags, shoes and even cotton t-shirts.
What they'll do next season remains to be seen.