Saturday, 7 May 2011

Alexander McQueen the Great

Alexander McQueen has always been my favourite designer, and I was shattered when i learned he passed away last year
But he definitely left behind his legacy and influence in the fashion world.
He was known for his unconventional designs and shock tactics and avant-garde shows. I thought his designs were always unique and a little out-there yet elegant and romantic.
His shows always displayed theatrical brilliance, which left his audience in awe and intrigue, and also inspired by his daring creations.
Some of his most memorable shows include: the human chess game in his Spring collection of 2005, and, the girl who lived in the tree (inspired from his trip to India) in his Fall collection of 2008.

The Metropolitan Museum of Arts in NYC is celebrating his works in an exhibit called “Savage Beauty” which opened on Wednesday and is running until the 31st of July (which I’m REALLY hoping I get the chance to attend when I visit NY this July)  
Many stars showed up to the preview gala on Monday. Some paid tribute by wearing Alexander McQueen.

Salma Hayek wearing an Alexander McQueen couture Peach organza Rose dress, Samurai sandals (Pre SS11) & Clear Perspex clutch (SS11)
Sarah Jessica Parker wearing an Alexander McQueen Silver crystal embellished dress (AW05)

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing an Alexander McQueen Silver crystal embellished dress (AW05)

Gisele B√ľndchen wearing an Alexander McQueen Red bustier fin tail gown (AW05) & Black lace knuckle box clutch (Pre AW11)

Karen Elson wearing an Alexander McQueen Silver embroidered chiffon dress with scoop back (SS04) & Ivory satin clutch (AW11)

Royal Attire

 I had to mention the Royal wedding last Friday, where the bride and maid of honour sparkled in Alexander McQueen gowns fit for a fairy-tale wedding 

Kate Middleton’s first wedding dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen was conservative, simple and elegant, very suitable for a royal dress; and the detailing was just remarkable.

The second dress (also by Sarah Burton) is just as exquisite and elegant. 

And let’s not forget her sister and maid of honour, Pippa Middleton, who also shined (some may argue she out-shined the bride herself) in a long white Alexander McQueen gown with the beautiful buttons at the back

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