Posts tagged "alexander mcqueen"

About Those Alexander McQueen Armadillo Shoes

Over at The Daily Beast, Rebecca Dana declares Alexander McQueen's so-called "armadillo shoes" the "it" shoe of the season. We've written about these 10-inch heels from McQueen's spring 2010 collection several times here at The Frisky, and while reviews remain mixed, I love them. As Dana confirms, though, I won't be wearing…
By: Susannah Breslin / February 8, 2010

“America’s Next Top Model” Winner Lands Real Fashion Campaign

Fashion insiders (and savvy reality TV watchers) know that for all the delish ridiculosity that is "America's Next Top Model," most of these girls are never gonna make it in the real world of high fashion modeling. Ever notice how the winners are a far cry from your Sashas and Karlies and Stams of…
By: Erin Flaherty / January 27, 2010

The Fashion Peacekeepers: Ashley Olsen’s Gothic Chic

Sometimes we feel like Us Weekly‘s “The Fashion Police” and other similar style critics can be a tad harsh. Also, they tend to have these really boring, conservative styles and we have to wonder what their real fashion credentials are. (Case in point: US Weekly‘s “Top Cops” include random comedian Stefanie Novik and Chet Canno…
By: Lauren Panariello / January 22, 2010

New Alexander McQueen Ads Feature Snakes On A Model

Gah! It's the new ad campaign for Alexander McQueen's spring/summer 2010 collection. Starring Raquel Zimmermann and shot by Nick Knight, the image joins the models-lying-down trend with a nod (as our style editor Erin points out) to Richard Avedon's infamous portrait of Natassja Kinski. Check out a bigger (rotated) versio…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 22, 2010

Models Refused To Walk In Alexander McQueen Shoes

The Alexander McQueen shoe saga continues ... apparently once a few models -- including huge names like Sasha Pivovarova and Natasha Poly--saw the crazy heels, they turned down the opportunity to walk in his Paris show, afraid of potential runway catastrophes and/or serious injuries. Are there any specific fashions that just freak you out?
By: Leonora Epstein / December 22, 2009

Alexander McQueen’s Crazy Shoes Are Hot Items?!

If conceptual fashion is wearable art, then the runway is the museum it stays in. Some designers present collections with saleability in mind; others like to make a point by going the artsy route, in which case what lands on the shelves might not be quite what you saw at the fashion shows. Apparently not…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 12, 2009

Lady Gaga Wants To Write A Bad Romance

In her latest video, "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga prances around, actin' a fool, in a bunch of weird outfits. In other words, same stuff, different song. Fashion-wise, the Lady and her dancers are costumed as synthetic white asparagus stems, her nails are encased in mesh cages, and her key accessory is a hairless cat.
By: Susannah Breslin / November 11, 2009

Ever Bought Shoes You Couldn’t Walk In?

I very recently bought a pair of Christian Louboutin heels for $85 at a sample sale—ah-mazing deal, right? Well, turns out, not so much. They're a size too small and perilously high, way too high for my heel-walking abilities. But, yeah, I still went ahead and bought them even though I could barely walk…
By: Nina Carbone / October 28, 2009

Jean Paul Gaultier Is Designing For Target!

It’s official. Jean Paul Gaultier has signed on as the newest Target Designer Collaborator, inciting gasps and breathless moments from fashion lovers all over. He’s the third designer to take part, following Alexander McQueen who drew inspiration from Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit, and Anna Sui, whose "Gossip Girl" pieces were…
By: Bianca Posterli / October 20, 2009

How Far Is Too Far When It Comes To Designer Knockoffs?

Leave Alexander McQueen alone! Sheesh, can't the guy get a break? First Lady Gaga had to mess up his Fashion Week glory; now Steve Madden is all up in his face. The reason? McQueen is suing the affordable shoe company for copying the design for his "Faithful" bootie, a sexy open-toed number…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 8, 2009

What You Missed: Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” Premiere At Alexander McQueen

As we reported yesterday, Alexander McQueen's big live-streaming fashion show was ruined by Lady Gaga when she let it slip on Twitter that her new single, "Bad Romance," would premiere there. Unfortunately, unless you're a fashion editor or part of the style elite, you didn't get to see or hear anything because the…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 8, 2009

Lady Gaga Ruins Alexander McQueen’s Live Stream!

Alexander McQueen was all set to revolutionize insider-y Fashion Week by broadcasting his spring/summer 2010 runway show live on the web. The fashion blogs were psyched, and so were we. Unfortunately, fashion history was not made, and who should be at fault but Lady Gaga. When the pop star posted to Twitter…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 7, 2009

Quick Pic: Hobbled Models At Alexander McQueen

One of the many insanely sky-high shoes -- supposedly, the heel is 10 inches -- at Alexander McQueen's aqua-themed runway show. [10/6/09, Paris]…
By: Susannah Breslin / October 7, 2009

Alexander McQueen Show Live Streams Today

In just an hour, fashion designer Alexander McQueen will be live streaming his spring/summer 2010 collection online. Seeing as McQueen is a master of the runway spectacle -- previous shows have featured paint-spewing robots, models as chess pieces, and Kate Moss via hologram -- it should be an eyeful. The show i…
By: Susannah Breslin / October 6, 2009

Will Fashion Become Virtual For The Masses?

Fashion Week is a generally an invite-only occasion. Shows like Marc Jacobs are impossible to get in to even for celebrities, and the lines for the chicest parties are astronomically long. So usually, unless you’re in the industry or uber A-list, being a part of it all entails stalking blogs and Twitter…
By: Bianca Posterli / September 23, 2009

Style Buzz: French Threads At Urban, Nintendo’s Fashion Game, And Phelps’ Junk

Paul & Joe's third collection for Urban Outfitters just hit stores—It's cute and cheaper than the last, with items available for $30. [LA Times] Charlotte Ronson and Nintendo have teamed up for Fashion Week by creating a girly video game called "Style Savvy" where players create boutiques and launch runway shows. […
By: Leonora Epstein / September 10, 2009

The Bag Everyone’s Making A Big Old Fuss About This Fall

We've already discussed The Shoe that we non-famous people are going all bats**t crazy over, but here's The Bag of the season, according to Alexander McQueen's Twitter feed and, um, visual proof -- Freida Pinto, Kelly Osbourne, Little Boots and Sam Taylor Wood all wore his Skull Knuckle Duster Clutch to…
By: Erin Flaherty / September 10, 2009

Alexander McQueen Is On Twitter!

The clouds have parted, the sun has emerged, and the heavens are singing. The world's greatest fashion designer (in my -- totally correct -- opinion), Alexander McQueen, is now on Twitter! Lee [That is, apparently, McQueen's nickname or something. -- Editor] and his posse started emitting tweets earlier this week at…
By: Susannah Breslin / September 3, 2009

Are Gay Designers Responsible For All Of Fashion’s Problems?

It’s hard not to hate Perez Hilton. Dude can be a real d-bag. So, when Jezebel blogger Tracie Egan wrote on her own blog that she’s not nervous about Hilton’s new CocoPerez “lady blog,” we were pretty much in agreement. After all, Jezebel is pretty awesome as far as the…
By: Lily Q / August 14, 2009

Rihanna’s Layered Look: Too Much Or Just Right?

Can we raise our hands for too much? We're all about taking fashion risks here at The Frisky, but like the legendary soap opera, they must be bold and beautiful. What Rihanna is giving us here feels a touch sloppy. She rocked London at the "Inglourious Basterds" premiere with what was otherwise a pretty tasteful…
By: Zandile Blay / July 24, 2009