Sarah Burton’s latest fantastical collection for Alexander McQueen invoked, at least in spirit, the legends in Game of Thrones, its gestures towards medieval mythologies gleaming through in silvery unicorn appliqués on delicate lace and romantic, papillon-festooned boudoir jackets. Despite the lilting nature of the…
McQueen's Spring 2013 collection shown in Paris on Tuesday was all about Queen Bees and Wannabes. Apparently designer Sarah Burton had apiology on the mind: Large hats resembled bee-keeping masks; trousers were printed with a honeycomb pattern, dresses were corseted and wasp-waisted; tiny golden bees flitted about on…
Yvonne Yorke, the Huffington Post's "award-winning journalist and Royal Contributor" is still steamed that her biggest "scoop" about Kate and William's nuptials — Yorke claimed she knew "undoubtedly" that a designer named Sophie Cranston was making the wedding dress — was just flat-out wrong.
Details — including the first review — of tonight's Met Ball are trickling out. We saw Anna Wintour, surrounded by curators and assistants, striding through the Met yesterday afternoon, and minutes later spotted Suzy Menkes lingering near coat check — presumably just after reporting this piece. The late designer Lee…
For the evening festivities, Kate — pardon me, the Duchess of Cambridge — changed into another Sarah Burton/Alexander McQueen dress. Like the gown from her ceremony, it had a snug waist but this evening getup featured diamante detailing at the waist and was paired with an angora bolero.
The instant critical response to Kate Middleton's very restrained and elegant lace Alexander McQueen wedding dress ranges from positive to outright raving. Put Hilary Alexander at the Telegraph on the over-the-moon end of the spectrum: "Middleton stepped out of the vintage Rolls Royce Phantom VI and into the pages of…
Steven Meisel shot some of the Alexander McQueen pieces that feature in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's upcoming show. Designer Sarah Burton, who succeeded McQueen following his suicide, says of the lace dress above, "This dress was actually based on my wedding dress — I got married two years earlier. We had to…
As you may have heard, Michelle Obama recently wore a red Alexander McQueen evening gown to a state dinner held in honor of the Chinese president, Hu Jintao. This apparently made a lot of people very unhappy.
Model Coco Rocha unearthed and published the Steven Meisel photograph that Anna Wintour famously killed from Grace Coddington's 1920s-themed spread in The September Issue — previously only glimpsed ever-so-fleetingly in the movie. So this is it. It's purty. [OhSoCoco]
The fashion industry in 2010 was rocked by everything from untimely deaths to unlikely unionization efforts. Money, sexual harassment, suicide, and shocking resignations: here's what changed fashion this year. [NSFW]
Gisele Bündchen's rep says the art dealer she was photographed getting cozy with is just a close, personal man-friend. [DigitalSpy]
Reactions to the first McQueen show mounted since the designer's suicide have been overwhelmingly positive. Style.com says "Sarah Burton proved herself a very worthy successor to Alexander McQueen." Glamour's Cindi Leive says she "loved this beautiful, emotional debut."
Fashion folks in Paris are all a-Twitter over Sarah Burton's first collection for McQueen. It features models with woven hair, deconstructed tailoring, feathers, Anna Dello Russo in a centurion's helmet, and a bustier that looks like a golden chest plate.
"His ideas came from everywhere. It was never about, ‘Oh let's look at the Seventies,'" says Sarah Burton. (Why, whoever could she mean?) "Lee was about feeling, and he was a storyteller. It has to come from within you."
Paris Vogue's 90th anniversary issue is 622 pages. Lara Stone is, ahem, prominently featured. There's new photography from David Sims, Mert and Marcus, and Steven Klein, but the magazine also reprints archival work from the likes of Helmut Newton. [Fashionologie]
Since Gucci named Sarah Burton the new creative director of Alexander McQueen, the world that had so appreciated the late Scottish designer's talents has been waiting to see Burton's first move.
To promote her new accessories line for 6126 — the handbags cost $200-$600 — Lindsay Lohan plans to pose nude except for her SCRAM ankle bracelet. It might be airbrushed out, unless Lohan goes for that sexy-court-monitored-alcoholic look. [People]
Sarah Burton, who has worked for Alexander McQueen since 1996, was named its new creative director. Cathy Horyn came out in support of Burton as a potential McQueen successor in March. Burton was previously head of women's wear. [WWD, Telegraph]