Genius, Provocateur, Legend: “McQueen”

When you love something that you consider sacred and beautiful, it’s sometimes difficult…baffling, almost… to believe that other people don’t actually have a clue as to what you’re babbling about when you blather on and on about this wondrous thing you adore. That sounds terribly presumptuous, doesn’t it? That our obsessions and fascinations shine so […]

Alexander McQueen Resort 2013

If Alexander McQueen’s 2013 Resort line looks a little familiar, that’s because designer Sarah Burton borrowed heavily from glam rock in general, and from David Bowie’s closet specifically. But then, the silver bellbottom suit probably already gave that away.

McQueen S/S 2012

Catwalk

Autumn Sea

This morning feels a little like fall for the first time, and I’m craving leather and leaves. Everything from Alexander McQueen, 2011.

Shoeturday: Black Iris

Alexander McQueen Black Iris platform sandal. If I were the goddess Flora, these would be my dancing shoes.

Alexander McQueen F/W 2011 : Part II

There was a whole lot of weight put on how this collection turned out. Overall, I think it’s a decent collection, but I feel like the fetish touches were way too basic. I could cobble together a reasonable facsimile of most of the accessories from my own closet. It just didn’t go far enough. I […]

Savage Beauty

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be exhibiting Alexander McQueen : Savage Beauty, opening to the public May 4.  The exhibit will contain approximately 100 pieces, celebrating a retrospective of the late designer’s full career.  If you don’t find yourself in New York City for the show, the accompanying book will […]

Object Fetish

Friday’s homework assignment is to take three minutes and eleven seconds to watch pure shoe porn on ShowStudio’s Object Fetish, dedicated to Alexander McQueen’s stunningly intricate Angel heels.

Homework

I have a homework assignment for you, my dear comrades. This image from L’Officiel Hommes, issue #09 2007, shot by Milan Vukmirovic,  has been making its rounds about Tumblr the last few days, and I cannot find the full editorial anywhere.  Perhaps one of you shall have better luck?

Have Tissues in Hand

Vogue Paris‘ tribute to the late, great,  Alexander McQueen. I will not tell you how to use the tissues. Photos by Steven Klein. Styled by Carine Roitfeld. More after the beep.

Medieval McQueen : The Final Collection

Despite the collection being only 80% completed at the time of his death, Alexander McQueen’s final (and this time I’m sure) 16 pieces showcased a romantic and medieval inspired theme. “He wanted to get back to the handcraft he loved, and the things that are being lost in the making of fashion.  He was looking […]

Long Live McQueen

Images of final Pre-Fall 2010 collection designed by the late Lee Alexander McQueen has been released, and it is no less visionary than anything else he ever put out.  The label shall live on without him, but his final pieces were every bit as stunning as we have come to expect. Without further adieu, Alexander […]

God Save McQueen

This morning, I woke to my usual routine of checking emails, Twitters, Facebook messages, and the like, to be completely flooded with the sad news of Alexander McQueen’s founder and designer,  Lee McQueen, death. He is a designer we have all admired, respected, and have been inspired by, so rather than devote this article to […]

Seriously

Wet Seal seems to have jumped on the bandwagon. Seriously.  It’s just comical at this point.