Perhaps what started the rumor that Sarah Burton will be designing Kate Middleton's wedding dress is the insiders' prior knowledge that Burton will be sending wedding dresses as the final looks for Alexander McQueen Fall 2011.
In true McQueen spirit that Burton so skillfully continues, none of them were banal or traditional. Not quite white and highly textural, one dress was even harnessed with a black belt/necklace type contraption. Perhaps it was wishful thinking that caused those Kate Middleton rumors, as who wouldn't want to see a future princess (pardon the monarchical term) walk down the isle in an edgy gown.
Jason Wu wins, so all the critics say, with his girly and super elegant Fall 2011 collection [HuffingtonPost Style]
Since Alexander McQueen's untimely death, his signature label is still doing well [Vogue UK]
Carine Roitfeld in an interview. Says she's not speaking to Emmanuelle Alt [The Cut]
Stars wearing Alexander McQueen. In his memory. [Grazia UK]
T Magazine developed quite a cool widget showing models' make-up transformations [T Magazine]
Vogue finally released the high-resolution images of Lady Gaga Vogue March 2011 cover and editorial, both photographed by Mario Testino. By featuring who Vogue consider to be a cutting edge artist they allowed themselves to feature the more original (and gorgeous) designers as well. I'm absolutely delighted to see looks by Haider Ackermann, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Louis Vuitton in the editorial, with Ackermann getting the cover.
Women probably shouldn't say things like this about other women, but you really can't photoshop someone pretty, can you? Vogue cleaned her up and dressed her up, but even they couldn't infuse grace, poise, allure or any other type of appealing quality into her blank face.
I choose to concentrate on the positive though ...
The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were rather low-key red-carpet-looks wise. I suppose with the Oscars coming up you do have to keep your best looks for last. Still, some managed to shine. When you've got the confidence and the perfectly fitting, flattering dress - it doesn't matter that it's not the most recent Haute Couture.
Let's begin the countdown, shall we.
"My understanding is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade — American products in China and Chinese products in America. Why do you wear European clothes?" That is what Oscar de la Renta told WWD, addressing Michelle Obama's choice to wear a red Alexander McQueen gown to the China State Dinner.
I think we can all agree that when it comes to fashion and garment industry, neither our leaders nor the Chinese would want to touch the subject with a ten foot pole. Not while gruesome working conditions, exploitative wages and inadequate standard codes are in place in the Chinese garment industry (among other things).
No, the China State Dinner was about niceties and A-listers. Things like Chinese giant pandas remaining ...
I first wrote about Tex Saverio's "La Glacon" Spring 2011 collection a few weeks ago, after scouting Jakarta Fashion Week's photos - looking something special. And Tex Saverio is definitely something special. He was one of the chosen few to take part in the Dewi Fashion Knights runway show - the closing event of Jakarta Fashion Week. Despite already having designed a collection, "My Courtesan", two months earlier, he chose to create a whole new collection. And so "La Glacon" was born. It is his collection "La Glacon" that closed Jakarta Fashion Week with a bang.
Tex Saverio won his first award - the Mercedes-Benz Asia Fashion Award - when he was only 21. Today, at 26, after showing two ...
Last night a crowd of some seriously talented and stylish people arrived at the Savoy Hotel for the 2010 British Fashion Awards.
The ceremony opened with the screening of Nick Knight's tribute film for Alexander McQueen who received an honorary Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design award.
The big winner last was Phoebe Philo who was named Designer of the Year. She did bring back minimalism after all. Winner hopefuls were the likes of Christopher Kane and Erdem.
Emerging Talent of the Year award in the Ready-to-Wear category went to Meadham Kirchhoff who can make you smell botanical gardens on the runway.
Nicholas Kirkwood, who collaborated with innumerable designers on runway shoes this season, took home Accessory Designer of the Year award; E. Tautz's Patrick ...
At the British Fashion Awards, today, the British Fashion Council honored Alexander McQueen with the award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design.
The awards ceremony opened with the screening of Nick Knight's tribute fashion film. The short film showcased Alexander McQueen's most memorable pieces to a soundtrack by Björk.
Now there's a powerful trio. Salma Hayek, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen.
Salma Hayek was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for the V Magazine Spain winter issue cover wearing an Alexander McQueen Resort 2011 dress. Resort 2011 was the first collection designed by McQueen's successor Sarah Burton. Incidentally, the dress was first worn by Anna Paquin to 2010 Emmy Awards.
The accompanying editorial, shot by Lagerfeld, is about high-fashion fantasy.
I was kind of shocked to see the McQ Pre-fall 2011 lookbook this morning. About a month ago, we learned that Alexander McQueen's diffusion line -McQ - that up until now was produced by licensees, will from now on be fully controlled and designed by Alexander McQueen's team of designers.
With the last McQ Fall 2010 collection looking like an odd 90's denim and patches mess, I thought we were in for an upgrade. Seems I was hoping for too much.
The new McQ Pre-Fall 2011 collection is also odd. I suppose it is meant to be preppy, but somehow it looks like a poor man's version of preppy. We also get a bizarre geeky goth look consisting of front-corset ...