Already 582,000 visitors have passed through the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met since it opened in early May, but as the show counts down to its final days, the otherworldly lines will most likely be longer than ever. The museum, however, would prefer that you think of it not as a wait, but Read More
Last night, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” officially surpassed the 2008 comic-themed “Superheros: Fashion and Fantasy” show in number of visitors, making it the most popular runway-related show in the history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The late designer’s buzzed-about collection has attracted 582,000 people since its opening in May, and will continue to Read More
Men in kilts marched down the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to begin the Costume Institute Gala’s procession of celebrities. The kilts-like the exhibit the gala was to fete, and the clothes many attendees wore-were intended as tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, though early arrival Anna Wintour, in glittering purple striped Chanel, Read More
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala is perhaps the institution’s most famous and most glamorous event, New York’s version of the Oscars. The event, a million-dollar fund-raiser for the Met, is planned out months, sometimes more than a year, in advance.
But when 40-year-old British designer Alexander McQueen committed suicide last February, the Read More
Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough chop down trees and tend to their cows, goats, sheep and chickens at the property they bought in the Berkshires last year. [The Cut]
Zac Posen‘s mother and chair of his company, Susan Posen, announced she would be leaving the company. [The Daily] Read More
Reviews Are In
In Paris today, the first Alexander McQueen collection was shown since the designer’s death earlier this year. The collection was designed by Sarah Burton, who worked under the late designer for 14 years. The complimentary reviews will be forthcoming, but here is the initial response from The Guardian: “Tonight Sarah Burton presented her Read More
Earlier today, a coroner told members of the press at the Westminster Coroner’s Court in London what he found in his investigation into the suicide of designer Alexander McQueen who hanged himself in his London home in February. Dr. Paul Knapman revealed blood samples taken shortly after the designer’s death contained cocaine, sleeping pills, and Read More
Last night, Diane von Furstenberg announced the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2010 award nominees, and the names among the top categories are, well, somewhat predictable. Marc Jacobs (also nominated last year), Donna Karan, and Alexander Wang are competing for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Mr. Jacobs and Mr. Wang are also nominated in Read More
The 16 looks in deceased designer Alexander McQueen’s final collection were shown today at a private presentation in Paris.
According to Women’s Wear Daily:
With a haunting soundtrack of operatic music, the presentation was solemn, funereal and even a little spooky – and the references to angels, broken skulls and religious themes eerily Read More
Attending an Alexander McQueen fashion show was like taking a stroll through a fashion Fallujah. There was always this magnificent sense of impending catastrophe. Would the gals get electrocuted as they sloshed through all that water? How will the models, in their Blade Runner–inspired, condom-tight dresses, navigate those treacherous glass stairs?
I remember one Read More