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“TWELV” Magazine Is (220 Pounds Of) Sweet On Alexander McQueen

If you thought Alexander McQueen’s exquisite designs were fantastical enough without being constructed entirely out of candy, now is the time to reevaluate: TWELV magazine, whatever that is, will certainly debut with a bang thanks to this saccharine take on McQueen’s ethereal winged creation (the original at left). Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi used no less than 50,000 gummy bears to build this 220-pound dress, which required three assistants just to move around the studio, with steel wire and vinyl as support. I wonder how many other bears were originally involved but vanished mysteriously during the process? I, for one, could never be trusted with 50,000 of those things. However, I’m brand-loyal to Haribo, so that’s kind of a prerequisite. [Styleite]

SAG Awards Style Inspiration: Emma Stone’s Embellished Ankle Straps

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Emma Stone’s Alexander McQueen gown at the SAG awards on Sunday night was the perfect length to show off some seriously fierce shoes: sky-high ankle strap heels with fun ruffle embellishments (also by McQueen). Ankle straps have a bad reputation for making legs look shorter, and yes, they’re not exactly the best footwear choice for, say, cargo capri pants, but as you can see, they look amazing with the midi-length skirts that are super trendy right now. Click through to get the look…

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Video: An Homage To McQueen In “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Premiere?

The fourth season of the wonderful “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premiered last night on Logo; the show’s thirteen new drag-queen contestants had to survive the “Rupocalypse,” the series’ first elimination. This Rupocalypse involved a challenging photo session with perennial reality-TV “star” Mike Ruiz, in which the queens had to pose on a spinning platform while being hosed down with “toxic waste” (read: neon-colored paint) by two near-naked male models. This might not seem like textbook McQueen, but the queens’ slow, off-kilter spin cycles in voluminous white dresses seemed very reminiscent of the iconic spring 1999 McQueen show’s finale, with model Shalom Harlow getting graffitied by two menacing robots. The challenge was in keeping with drag queens’ reputation for reappropriating fashion imagery in the best possible way, and not only because a good queen never misses the opportunity to make a phallic joke about hoses.

Watch a video of paint-covered queens falling all over themselves here…

Drowning In McQueen: Designer Sarah Bunton Gives Us A Studio Tour

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A lot must fall on the shoulders of designer Sarah Bunton as the new head of Alexander McQueen. Bunton took the reigns at the label after the designer’s suicide in 2010, and has done an admirable job in carrying on his legacy; this past April, she was tapped to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. In this short film, Bunton talks with fashion writer Cathy Horyn about what makes a McQueen woman, and why the label’s looks always seem to be completely fresh and new. [Nowness]

Delightful Grotesqueness At Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2012 Collection

Do you celebrate Fashion Week the same way I do? Check out who is sitting front row where and then tune out until the Alexander McQueen show? Thought so! The name McQueen might have found its way into some homes this past spring, when a gal named Kate Middleton wore a design by the fashion house as her wedding gown. But the rest of us have been loving the over-the-top, grotesque, infinitely creative designs by the punked-out Brit for years. Many years ago, the designer caught the eye of Isabella Blow, an iconic oddball stylist for Tatler and Vogue. Along with the hat maker Philip Treacy, Blow used her influence to vault McQueen to stardom. Keep reading »

Kanye West Doesn’t Know What Women Want to Wear

The hype surrounding Kanye West’s debut women’s fashion line, DW, was on overdrive this past weekend, as the rapper-turned-designer presented his first collection during Paris Fashion Week. Of course it was a star-studded affair, and fashion heavy-hitters like Anna Wintour, Robin Givhan, and Carine Roitfeld were in attendance. Kanye consulted on the collection with other fashion insiders, including Central Saint Martins professor and British fashion guru Louise Wilson, who taught Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon, and many other famous designers.

Although Kanye put in a lot of work and preparation on DW, it still falls flat … or should I say heavy … to me. Some fashion editors and critics were polite enough to say that he made a valiant first attempt and the line is a work in progress. But others weren’t too shy or awestruck by Mr. West as to basically call DW a knock-off. Keep reading »

Daphne Guinness Doesn’t Eat

“I’ll eat when I’m dead.”

–Brit designer addict and heiress Daphne Guinness on how she stays thin enough to fit into her couture collection. The 43-year-old subsists on Red Bull and Ensure nutrition shakes and allegedly refused a plate of pasta during a photo shoot because “If I eat, I can’t work.” Her collection of designer items, which includes a vast array of Alexander McQueen garments, is currently on display at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. [ONTD] Keep reading »

The Frisky’s Top 12 eBay Finds Of The Week

This week’s eBay picks include Alexander McQueen, Jeff Koons, and Derek Lam And yes, we just dropped a few names on you! Check out our awesome selections after the jump! Keep reading »

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