Alexander McQueen must be smiling down on us.Just last week his eponymous label became a household name for non-fashionistas when Kate Middleton walked down the Royal Wedding aisle wearing a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown and changed into a second McQueen dress by for the reception.Then there are the rest of who have been mesmerized by the art of his designs that went beyond what is known as fashion and into an extraordinary realm of self-expression and creativity into a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity.The designer who committed suicide in February 2010 is the subject of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition for Spring 2011, "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" that had it's gala last night. The retrospective opens to the public tomorrow.The exhibition celebrates the British designer and couturier's Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection in 1992 all the way through his final runway presentation, which took place soon after his death.Before last night's Met Gala, New Yorkers had the luxury of watching one of Alexander's McQueen's friends, the heiress and eccentric fashion icon Daphne Guinness "getting dressed" in a pale-gray duck and ostrich feather Alexander McQueen gown, with an exaggerated hip, for the event later last evening in the windows of Barney's New York as a performance piece.Published on May 03, 2011
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We’ve got the photos of the get the Royal look for less gowns! For every girl who has ever dreamt of being a Princess on her wedding day, now those royal dreams can almost come true!
Thank Faviana– the company known for bringing Oscar inspired dresses to you– for having their pencils up during the Royal Wedding to sketch both of the gorgeous Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gowns worn by Kate Middleton. And, both the stunning maid of honor dress and party dress worn by her sister Pippa Middleton.
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Another fabulous dress at the reception. First, we had the wedding dress that legends are made for the morning ceremony. Then for the reception, Kate chose a second Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress.A clean and simple number without the the frivolity or garishness of so many celebrity red carpet dresses is what stole the show.The white satin strapless evening gown with a circle skirt and diamante detailing around the waist, reports People, was worn with a fuzzy angora shrug. ROYAL WEDDING RELATED:HOW TO GET THE ROYAL DO- HAIRSTYLE TIPSROYAL WEDDING FASHIONKATE MIDDLETON IS MAJOR ON POLISHED STYLEGranted, this particular dress did not have an earth-shattering design, but the Princess did look absolutely stunning and striking in the implicity of its silhouette and how it flatters her figure and personality.Published on April 30, 2011
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Traditional, timeless, and terribly chic: A wedding gown that will withstand the test of time in its elegance. There's nary a soul on this side of the pond who didn't wake up to the news of "Here comes the McQueen," as in Sarah Burton the designer for the Alexander McQueen label.THE Royal Wedding dress that took Kate Middleton from commoner to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was both timeless and elegant, and most important, right in line with what we have come to know as Kate Middleton's polished style.And, I love it!Published on April 29, 2011
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London Fashion Week Gossip Recap- From the legacy of Alexanader McQueen to Mark Ronson's fete, my tipster has the dish. The Alexander McQueen legacy is coming to New York City on May 4th, The Box makes it to London and is graced with the like's of bad boy Damien Hirst, Kate Moss, Tilda Swinton and Daphne Guinness! London Fashion Week proves to be filled with lots of Tartan…Published on February 24, 2011
Alexander McQueen, brad boles, Fashion Week, gossip, I'm getting an extra dose of dish from the other side of the pond.One of the pleasures of being the contributing editor at large here at FocusOnStyle is that I get all the really cool news from m, Julien McDonald, London, London Fashion Week, London Fashion Week gossip, opens May 4th at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum., Runway Trends & Reviews, Season 2 of "The Real Housewives of New York City" is airing in England, the upcoming exhibition to honor the brilliance of the late and irreplaceable Alexander McQueen
Pop Gossip- Justin Bieber's new haircut. Is this star on the way out? Lady Gaga spotted in the East Village in bikini and fishnets on one of the coldest days of the yearPublished on February 22, 2011
Runway Review: Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, Marni, Miharayasuhiro.When it comes to men’s style, there are two schools on the runway- the classics and the risk takers.We’ve shown you some of my favorite mens fashion shows from Europe from John Varvatos (the personal favorite for my hubby) , Louis Vuitton, Burberry Prorsum, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, and even some super funk by way of Lady Gaga at Mugler.Then, there are the fashion risk takers. The men’s fashion that has a bit more edge than the average guy can pull off, but plenty of style for those up to taking the chance! Naveed Hussain curates his favorite menswear fall 2011 collection from the catwalks of Paris and Milan for those guys wanting to take the fashion plunge! — S.H. After 9+ weeks of women’s pre-fall came a month of menswear sandwiched in between the couture shows that just started the other day. The speed at which collections are being thrust upon fashion patrons now is head spinning to say the least. How can one remember what to buy, especially when the seasons deliveries aren’t in sync with the reality of the weather at the time?>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway ReviewsPublished on January 26, 2011
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Sorry, we’d be lying to say that the Emmy’s was a mega fashion extravaganza. A few minutes post event and we cannnot remember who wore what. With one very gorgeous exception…Anna Pacquin in a fantastical, yet chic, Alexander McQueen black gown with a heavily embellished gold bodice stole the show hands down. To be fair, there were a few other dresses that probably looked lovely in person but looked either odd or dull on television. Ironically, it is a TV awards show so one would think that the stylists were able to pull photogenic dresses?!There was also a trend in a almost retro glamourous up do hair style. Heidi Klum wore a similiar style– it’s a rather easy hairstyle for you to replicate at home or take these notes to your stylist.Published on August 29, 2010
Sharon Haver & Brad Boles’ Latest Radio Show: the style icons of the 80′s Leigh Bowery, Klaus Nomi, Boy George, Annie Lenox, Grace Jones, Club Kids, and their influence over the late great designer Alexander McQueen and fashion as a whole. Gossip, dish, and inside style tips from back in the day to its influence now…On this week’s Focus on Style- Talk, hosting duo Sharon Haver & Brad Boles talk about the style icons of the 80′s Leigh Bowery, Klaus Nomi, Boy George, Annie Lenox, Grace Jones, Club Kids, and their influence over the late great designer Alexander McQueen and fashion as a wholeThese provocative visual images were born out of the underground and performance art movements between London, New York and Berlin club scenes. Music and MTV changed an entire generation and how they saw style.Published on August 23, 2010
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Alexander McQueen Final Collection Presented in ParisPublished on March 09, 2010
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