If you’re a lover of fashion, a historian, or an Alexander McQueen fan, then this is a book you’ll need to own. The fashion world has mourned the loss of McQueen, but now it’s time to celebrate his memory, as the very first book following his untimely death is set to hit shelves very soon. Alexander McQueen, Genius of a Generation by Kristin Knox makes for the ultimate coffee table book and is sure to be a collector’s item — so make sure to get yours fast. Spanning 128 pages, the book includes a historical look into Lee’s life, from youth to adulthood, shows his rise to design greatness, and displays over 120 images of his brilliant designs and creations. It goes on sale May 7 for about $30, but we’d suggest reserving your copy now. [Telegraph] Keep reading »
Well, this looks like a “Project Runway” challenge guest judged by Eve Ensler, now doesn’t it? Designer Walter Raes is big on creating fashions out of everyday, “unlikely” materials — he designed Keypad Clubbing Top, the Cassette Tape Dance Dress and the Cola Wedding Dress. So what are you looking at here? Cotton tampons were the instrumenstral material in his latest creation, the Charles Period Top. “By grouping single tampons together, I created a complex but versatile top,” he explained to Ecouterre. “The object you shy away from actually becomes beautiful.” I agree that it’s really kind of stunning, although I’m curious about how well it masks day two period bloat. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Have you heard the news about Chace Crawford dropping out of the “Footloose” remake? Boy must be hard up for a job now because he’s filling in as a guest editor for fashion magazine Grazia. What does Chace Crawford know about style, you ask? We hope a bit more than the last time Grazia interviewed him and in response to the question, “Who is Alexander Wang?” Chace responded, “I’ve met Vera Wang; are they married?” Yet, they’ve given him a second chance!
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We are pretty consistent fans of uber-cool fashion mag V and its gentlemanly counterpart, VMan. That said, what in God’s name were they thinking with this Shrek editorial? I guess it’s a little funny? Kind of? But it’s mostly just perplexingly behind the times and a total non sequitur. We get that the ten billionth Shrek movie is coming out in a few weeks, but that hardly seems the sort of thing that V would give a crap about. Did the Shrek folk pay them for the placement? Is this just an ill-executed attempt at fashion shock value? Is it, perhaps, an effort at deeper commentary about the relationship between man and animated beast? The best editorials are more than fashion fluffery; they leave us with questions. These, however, are not the right questions. More totally confusing images from the shoot after the jump. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
We have to give props to Japanese dudes for their willingness to explore fashion options. True, the country’s guido-inspired OraOra look didn’t quite capture us, but there’s something to be said for pushing extremes. The latest trend on the streets of Tokyo is one that’s made a brief comic appearance in the U.S.—skirts for men. And they are seriously going for it. Keep reading »
Thandie Newton emulated silent film actress Theda Bara in 1917′s “Cleopatra” to commemorate the launch of 2010 Virgin Media Shorts, a competition for undiscovered film talent. The series of photographs was shot by celebrity portraitist Lorenzo Agius and styled by Suzie Harman who also worked with Thandie on “RocknRolla.” In this photo, Thandie is wearing a dress by Jenny Packman, a headdress by Cosprop, and jewelry by Solange Azagury Partridge. See other photos in the series here. [Vogue.com] Keep reading »