PLATO’S ATLANTIS. In the interview before the show with Alexander McQueen, the designer stated his purpose for placing the show live online. He admitted enjoying collaborations with SHOWstudio, and also claimed that he wanted the show to be pure to the audience, to be seen through their own eyes rather than the eyes of the commercial industry and media.
Location hypotheses of Atlantis are various proposed real-world settings for the fictional island of Atlantis, described as a lost civilization mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 B.C. In these dialogues, a character named Critias claims that an island called Atlantis was swallowed by the sea about 9,200 years previously. According to the dialogues, this story.
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The venue was the setting for Alexander McQueen’s SS10 Plato’s Atlantis show, inspired by the idea of a time when humanity, having wreaked havoc on earth, returns to the oceans. In a darkened space, the audience watched as snakes slithered over the projected figure of model Raquel Zimmermann, before, out of the shadows, two imposing mechanical cameras sprung to life. As he had with his.
The Atlantis story is clearly a parable: Plato's myth is of two cities which compete with each other, not on legal grounds but rather cultural and political confrontation and ultimately war. A small but just city (an Ur-Athens) triumphs over a mighty aggressor (Atlantis). The story also features a cultural war between wealth and modesty, between a maritime and an agrarian society, and between.