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Only Plastic Surgery Will Give You Designer Shoulders

We here at The Frisky try to take a “free to be you and me” attitude when it comes to body image, but today we are here to tell you that if you are a fashionista who aspires to have designer shoulders — sharp, tailored, chic (think: McQueen, Balmain, Lanvin) — you are going to have to get shoulder plastic surgery if you really want to be on trend. After all, who wants to have unstylish shoulders? We don’t. Our as-yet unaltered shoulders cringe at the mere thought of how pre-surgically off-trend they are. Thankfully, there’s a name for our disorder: shoulder dysmorphia. The diagnosis comes from DIS magazine, which predicts, “consumer anxieties over natural shoulder inadequacy will skyrocket, forcing women to undergo startling new surgical procedures, season to season, in order to keep up with the newest designer shapes.” We cannot wait to get our shoulders sharpened to shiny, skin-covered points that will make walking down a crowded street a dangerous event — for those who pass too close to us. To find out what type of shoulders you should tell your plastic surgeon to give you, check out the options after the jump. Keep reading »

Alexander McQueen Without Alexander McQueen Just Isn’t The Same

Since Alexander McQueen killed himself this past February, Sarah Burton, who served as the designer’s right-hand woman for 14 years, has been installed as the fashion house’s creative director. Now we’ve got a first look at what direction Burton may take the label. It’s not a full-on reveal, as it’s Cruise 2011, but it gives an idea of how Burton’s McQueen will differ and resemble that which came before her. Without a doubt, Burton has sought to retain much of the original flavor, with a flaming red gown, reptilian patterns, and razor-sharp tailoring. In an interview, she cited samurai warriors and Hans Bellmer dolls as her inspiration, and she spoke of a desire to “juxtapose the pale and the delicate with the bold and armorial.” All of that is very McQueen, but Burton’s collection lacks the fire of McQueen’s relentless inventiveness. There was always something dangerous and original about his work, a sense that you were looking at something you had never seen before. In this case, that’s gone. [FabSugar] Keep reading »

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 macabre, considering McQueen’s suicide earlier this year, but I can’t imagine he would have it any other way, and this looks like exactly how we would have done it: irreverent, disconcerting, and decidedly sexy. More after the jump. Keep reading »

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 products each company is selling are entirely different? Even if the same people who go to runway shows and buy $2,500 dresses are big Cadbury consumers — which they’re not, let’s face it — and the commercial for Flake will drive them so mad over chocolate that they spend all their money on that instead of McQueen clothes — which it won’t — we don’t see a reason for the anger, McQueen. Sounds a lot like a frivolous lawsuit to us. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

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 nosy randoms on a regular basis is enough of a reason to call this a tattoo fail. Plus, it’s a designer knock-off. [Jordan Reimer] Keep reading »

“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 in those insane McQueen heels seemed almost of the question. But Chris Colfer sacrificed his feet and ankles in the name of fashion and music and offered to wear those massive platforms. Unfortunately, it seems his 11-inch feet just wouldn’t squeeze into the originals, so the wardrobe team went DIY-happy instead. Keep reading »

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