A Look Inside ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’

As The Met officially stated,

“The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion.

From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity.

His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion.

The exhibition will feature approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueen’s prolific nineteen-year career.

Drawn primarily from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, with some pieces from the Givenchy Archive in Paris as well as private collections, signature designs including the “bumster” trouser, the kimono jacket, and the three-point “origami” frock coat will be on view.

McQueen’s fashions often referenced the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s, but his technical ingenuity always imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at the vanguard.”

Read more about the exhibit and Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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A blurry preview is below, courtesy of my point-and-shoot camera, and if that isn’t enough, check out the other blurry preview from the Huffington Post:- [Read more…]

{iStyle} A Princess in Waiting: Kate Middleton’s #Fashion Evolution

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As the final days, before the highly-anticipated royal wedding, unfold it only seems natural to take a step back and admire the birth of a modern day princess.

Kate Middleton, the 29 year-old fiancee to England’s Prince William, is much more than a potential future queen -she is a talented, bright, poised young women – who just happens to have an admirable fashion sense.

Over the years, Kate has stayed true to her natural, demure style. Never forcing a trend or a particular look, always looking polished, perfect and quite frankly pretty.

From the moment that her relationship hit the British headlines, [Read more…]

Shoe Wars: Christian Louboutin vs. Yves Saint Laurent

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By: Maria Lago, guest blogger

Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent are two brands synonymous with luxury.

Both are fabulous in their own right and very coveted by women all over the world including the most famous of celebrities.

So why would YSL blatantly take Christian Louboutin‘s signature red sole and put it on their shoes?

In my opinion, if YSL was trying to take on the genious of the red sole and apply it to their line, maybe a good suggestion could be a different color?

Yves Saint Laurent has already dabbled with this idea using the very vibrant color yellow and I like it!

It definitely gives the shoe a certain trendy style that resembles that of Christian Louboutin’s signature look. [Read more…]

{iStyle} McQueen’s Legacy To Be Celebrated Through Met Exhibit

By: Kelly Ahern, guest blogger

This spring fashion admirers will be treated to an exhibit of epic proportions.

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will honor the memory and eclectic vision of the late designer Alexander McQueen through a retrospective showcase.

The 100-piece exhibit, scheduled to open May 4, 2010, will highlight McQueen’s extensive and outstanding career; including styles from his postgraduate student days, his tenure at Givenchy, and even items from the collection presented after his unexpected suicide last February.

The exhibition begins [Read more…]

{iStyle} Lady in Red: The History of the Louboutins

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By: Louise Whitehill, guest blogger

I’m flicking through Cosmo and it catches my eye.

That gorgeous red sole.

Everyone knows exactly what it means.

The red base indicates a [Read more…]

Late style icon Isabella Blow’s wardrobe to be auctioned at Christie’s

By: Julia Rachlin, guest blogger

The fabulous and fashionable Isabella Blow, British magazine editor, Vogue stylist and style icon, may no longer be with us, but her legacy will make a huge statement later this year at Christie’s auction house.

A dream for any fashionista, her wardrobe will be auctioned off in London next September to what can only be surmised to be an audience filled with elegant and chic industry faces. Guesses as to who might be there?

One-time co-workers Andre Leon Talley, Anna Wintour, [Read more…]

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