After Alexander McQueen‘s death, some feared the label would fall into disrepair in the absence of its founder and creative chief. Fear not, McQueen fans, Gucci Group has named Sarah Burton as the line’s new head designer. Having worked with McQueen since 1996, Burton’s got the sort of in-depth knowledge of the brand that an outside designer really couldn’t bring to the job, which should make McQueen die-hards happy. Furthermore, Burton has been the head of women’s wear for about ten years, and according to The Wall Street Journal, she was responsible for most of the designs that actually make it to stores, while Alexander typically focused more on the elaborate runway creations. [The Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »
When Net-A-Porter started up in 2000, it seemed doubtful that people would buy premier designer goods off the internet, sight unseen. But the times, they did change, and now we’re all online shopping. However, it still seems shocking to us that shoppers drop thousands of dollars through e-commerce sites. For example, this famous Alexander McQueen dress retails for $6,375 and is completely sold out on Net-A-Porter. Other items people are scooping up? A Marie-Hélène de Taillac’s 22-karat gold bracelet for $1,805, a Fendi embroidered tote for $6,980, and an Alaïa leather belt for $1,335. Who are these people, and can we be their best friends?
Do you have a limit on how much you’ll spend on an item online? Especially if you haven’t seen it in person or tried it on? [Net-A-Porter.com] Keep reading »
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 »
Lady Gaga kind of has an unfair advantage when it comes to making headlines—girl is so crazy that even the most whack claims are plausible. “Gaga Marries Siberian Goldfish”? Sure. “Lady Gaga Claims She Was Raised On Alien Colony”? We could see that. So when we saw the following news item this morning—”Lady Gaga To Design Collection For Alexander McQueen”—we didn’t for a second doubt it and thought, Whoa, we’re gonna have some awesome blogging material once pics of this come out.
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Before his death last month, designer Alexander McQueen was working on a line of men’s underwear or, as we’ll refer to them, manties. We feel the creations deserve a name of their own, not just because their creator was an awesome man, but also because they’re a bit too snazzy to just be referred to as boxers or briefs. If you can’t imagine your boyfriend disrobing to reveal Hanes ever again, fear not. You can scoop up these super-tight beauties for the paltry price of about $53 each! McQueen manties not enough for your man? You’re also mere weeks away from complementary $555 silk pajamas, too. We’ll assume the PJs come with a Vespa. [The Cut] Keep reading »
The Cut deems this new McQ ad one of the “best.” It appears to feature a young pregnant woman in leggings eating cereal out of a box. We’re not sure we like it. In fact, it’s a little disconcerting. Is it just us? [The Cut] Keep reading »