Lee McQueen was a true genius of his time. The late British designer enjoyed a much-lauded career before his tragic death in 2010. Longtime friend and assistant, Sarah Burton, later took over the creative helm, propelling the tough-luxe label to new heights with her feminine take on the designer’s subversive aesthetic. From the runway to the city streets, Alexander McQueen’s elevating heels add power and assertiveness to any look. Classic point-toe pumps are perfect for formal occasions, while extravagantly embellished sandals and platforms lift simple LBDs and denim. Signature skulls motifs appear as sequins, hardware and fastenings; subtle touches that make them really standout. There’s also tapestry-inspired floral prints and intricately embellished velvet pieces that riff off the label’s couture-like runway collections.