Posts tagged "alexander mcqueen"

Alexander McQueen Eyewear A Shade Spooky

The late, great fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s label lives on, and the newest offering is from the eye wear line. In these ads, we get a peek of what’s to come: Jackie O. and Speed Racer. Touch Puppet deems the skull-tastic ads Damien Hirst-esque, which sounds about right. I suppose it’s more than a little…

By: Susannah Breslin / June 25, 2010

McQueen Might Sue Cadbury For Copying

The Alexander McQueen brand is considering suing candy maker Cadbury for ganking their style. While we acknowledge that the new Cadbury Flake commercial (right) does resemble the Kate Moss hologram that floated above the McQueen runway a few years back, we still don’t get it. Why does McQueen care about a few similarities when the…

By: Lily Q / June 14, 2010

Guy Gets Tattoo Of Alexander McQueen’s Lobster Shoe

Everyone and their stylist is trying to pay tribute to the late Alexander McQueen in some way. But one dude had the idea to get a tattoo of Lee’s iconic lobster shoe … and he actually went through with it. Folks in fashion circles will remember that shoe forever, but having to explain it to…

By: Annika Harris / June 10, 2010

“Glee”‘s Bad Romance Is All About The DIY

Gaga fans and Gleeks alike had a minor freak-out session when this week’s episode aired, because, in addition to the brilliant vocal stylings of the cast, the wardrobe department went waaaay over-the-top amazing with the costumes. Given the mass amount of outfit options in Lady Gaga’s eccentric closet, the possibility of putting an actor i…

By: Bianca Posterli / May 27, 2010

Alexander McQueen Successor Found In Sarah Burton

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 a…

By: Lily Q / May 27, 2010

Net-A-Porter Sells Out Of $6,000 Alexander McQueen Dress—How Much Will You Drop Online?

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

By: Leonora Epstein / May 18, 2010

A First Tome For The Late Alexander McQueen

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.

By: Bianca Posterli / April 14, 2010

Sure Fooled Us: Gaga And McQueen Collab Bogus News

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…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 1, 2010

Boyfriend Present: $53 McQueen Man Panties

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…

By: Lily Q / March 25, 2010

What Do You Think Of This McQ Ad: Cute Or Creepy?

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]…

By: Susannah Breslin / March 24, 2010

Lady Gaga Health Scare Caused By Fashion!

Just last week Lady Gaga said, “I would rather die than have my fans not see me in a pair of high heels. I’d never give up my wigs and hats for anything.” It turns out the Ga will remove her crazy getups for something: deep vein thrombosis. The crew on her flight from Londo…

By: Lauren Panariello / March 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen’s Final Collection

Yesterday, a handful of fashion editors were treated to a private showing of Alexander McQueen’s fall collection, a mix of Hieronymus Bosch and other great artist-inspired prints that, as Suzy Menkes put it, embodied “the designer’s exceptional reach from historic past to cyberspace future.” The models wore mystical-looking golden mohawks, the shoes were outrageous, and…

By: Erin Flaherty / March 10, 2010

Friends And Family Gather For Alexander McQueen’s Funeral

The service for close friends and family for designer Alexander McQueen took place this morning in the U.K. and, based on images from outside the ceremony, it’s the best-dressed funeral ever. While that may seem like an odd thing to comment on in light of the tragic circumstances surrounding his death, given that McQueen dedicated…

By: Lily Q / February 25, 2010

McQueen’s Puma Heels Might Actually Be Comfortable

Alexander McQueen may have become known as the designer with the most unwearable high heels, but perhaps we’ve forgotten about his great collaboration with Puma, which produced these edgy sneaker heels. We kinda dig! Check out the guy version (non-heeled, bien sûr) after the jump. What do you think? [OakNYC.com]…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 24, 2010

Is The Fashion World Crying Too Loudly For Alexander McQueen?

Fashion is generally about being over the top. But when it comes to mourning the loss of Alexander McQueen, a past boyfriend of the designer says the loud public displays, statements, and condolences that have come pouring in from celebs aren’t heartfelt, and are sometimes more about acting out. The worst example might be Patti…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 16, 2010

DIY Your Own Paint-Splattered Shoes—Save A Bundle

Who needs to spend $795 on this pair of Alexander McQueen (RIP!) lace-ups when you can easily DIY ‘em for a teeny amount of money (not to mention a decent amount of fun!)? So, here’s how to do it: Dig up your old pair of bucks or lace-ups from back in the day (or for…

By: Nina Carbone / February 14, 2010

Style Buzz: The Future Of The Alexander McQueen Label

Despite the sudden increase in Alexander McQueen sales following the designer’s death, the label will likely shutter. The Gucci Group, the owners of the fashion house, feel that sales can’t be sustained without McQueen. Sad! [TimesOnline.co.uk]
Ke$ha showed up to the Erin Wasson x RVCA runway show pants-less. Classy. [NeonLimeLight.com]…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 13, 2010

Long Live McQueen!

Since his untimely death from suicide this week, tributes to designer Alexander McQueen have been piling up in front his NYC boutique.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 13, 2010

Profiting From Alexander McQueen’s Death?

Perhaps it’s unavoidable that after celebrity deaths, products associated with them go flying off the shelves. Alexander McQueen’s case proves no exception as it looks like people are both running to scoop up the designer’s wares, or trying to make a quick dime by selling them off. Over the past two days, more than 200…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 12, 2010

Alexander McQueen Commits Suicide

World-renowned fashion designer Alexander McQueen has committed suicide at 40. McQueen became legendary for his provocative shows and refusal to pander to the fashion masses. Outfitting his models with metal bodices and moving them like chess pieces on the runway, the designer relentlessly raised the bar as his peers aspired to imitate his inimitable style.

By: Susannah Breslin / February 11, 2010