Alexander McQueen was found dead this morning in his London apartment, reports the Daily Mail. The cause of death was apparently suicide.
Writes Eric Wilson in The New York Times:
Though he apprenticed on Savile Row, Mr. McQueen, who was 40, thumbed his nose at the conventions of English Read More
Matthew Williamson will model in the ad campaign for his upcoming collection for H&M. [WWD]
Christian Cota was awarded Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award for women’s ready-to-wear this morning, beating out Sue Stemp and Gustavo Cadile. [Daily Transom]
As the global fashion markets implode, the Alexander McQueen Read More
Many American fashion editors, including Nina Garcia, will not be heading to Paris for haute couture shows this season due to significant budget cuts. [FWD]
Alexander McQueen has teamed up with Puma to design a sports-inspired clothing and accessories line for men and women. [WWD]
According to director Read More
On a recent sunny autumn afternoon, Beyoncé Knowles—singer, actress, full-time superstar—was sitting coiled on a sofa in the penthouse suite of the Soho Grand hotel. The “hottest chick in the game” (as she is referred to in verse by her longtime paramour, Jay-Z) looked young, fresh-faced and wholly honey-hued, with minimal makeup and her dark Read More
Why are New York women wearing ankle boots?
“Because we follow trends,” said Maya Beaumier, 18, a college freshman who was hanging out on University Place last Friday night, clad in flat black ankle boots with black leggings and scrubby denim shorts.
“Yeah, we’re followers!” said her friend Maureen Flanagan, also an Read More
Last night, Michelle Obama wore a Narciso Rodriguez dress from the designer’s spring 2009 collection. While many blogs have posted negative reviews of the dress, the Los Angeles Times deemed it a "symbolism of patriotic red bursting out of black like a firecracker out of the night sky." [LA Read More
Alexander McQueen is reportedly in talks to design a line for Target. [Vogue UK]
Michael Kors has agreed to appear in an upcoming "fashion week-themed" episode of Gossip Girl after the show’s producers told him, "You are very Gossip Girl." [WWD]
Alexandre Herchcovitch Band-Aids are the new Read More
It used to be that if a grown woman were wearing shorts, it would be for purely utilitarian, counter-style moments: jogging, errands on a hot Saturday, a trip to the Laundromat. That is no longer the case.
There is the return of the ’60s high-waisted hot pants, sent down the runway Read More
PARIS…AS IN FRANCE! YOU KNOW: GAY PAREE! HOLY COW AND BONJOUR SAILOR!—On Friday, Feb. 29, at Bercy Stadium in the 12th Arrondissement, a model in a beautiful gray gown with a two-foot-tall silver tree on her head was walking the runway in Alexander McQueen’s fashion show.
The designer apparently has a bird fetish; there Read More
Despite what may sometimes seem like a growing anti-fur trend in fashion, the Times of London reports today that global prices for mink pelts have never been higher, reaching record levels over the last two years. The primary source of such growing demand reportedly comes from China and Russia, where the soft Read More