Immaculate detail, design, and tailoring are three adjectives I would use to describe Sarah Burton’s premiere line for McQueen. Absolutely stunning and I’m glad that the label will still be a work of art.
Inspired by Hans Bellmer’s dolls and samurai warriors, Burton said she wanted to “juxtapose the pale and the delicate with the bold and armorial. It’s about a highly structured torso that gives way to a more fluid silhouette or drop waists that lead to a finned trouser or skirt.”
The entire cruise collection is so on point and acute that I definitely have faith in Burton’s work. She stays true to the late designer’s vision and attention to detail, it’s truly amazing. I love it and can’t wait for a Spring line later in the Fall. From the raffia and lace to the fiery chiffon, this line is one of my favorites this Resort/Cruise season.
The CFDA Awards have come and gone once more. Some fabulous people were in attendance. SJP rocked a flow-y McQueen gown, Rachel Zoe in a shimmery, deep blue number, while Carmen Kass showed up in a gown with a deep back that clearly stated to me that girlfriend needs a burger and FAST. While I’ll continue why she’s even a relevant model, we’ll move on to the awards.
The Winners of the 2010 CFDA Awards:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs – Marc continues to impress and is wonderful. Is there anything to hate about his clothes?
Menswear Designer of the Year: Rag & Bone
Accessories Designer of the Year: Alexis Bittar
Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year: Jason Wu
Swarovski Menswear Designer of the Year: Richard Chai
Swarovski Accessories Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Kors
International Award: Christopher Bailey – Gotta’ love Burberry.
Eugenia Sheppard Award: Kim Hastreiter
Fashion Icon Award: Iman Eleanor
Lambert Award: Tonne Goodman
CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award: Alexander McQueen – Apparently the tribute began with SJP and then there was a runway of the latest collection. Long live McQueen.
Since Alexander McQueen’s untimely death, the fate of the brand or who would be filling his shoes next was up in the air. There were rumors of an obvious Gareth Pugh stepping in the creative director role, but now all rumors are laid to rest and the creative director has been named. Sarah Burton, that the Telegraph calls his ‘right-hand’, was confirmed today as the creative director of the brand. Burton joined the brand in 1996 in her final year at Central St. Martins, later to be appointed head of women’s wear design in 2000. She is credited for finishing the AW 2011 collection.
“The creation of modern, beautifully-crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee’s vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy,” Burton said.
I feel this will be a very good thing for the brand. She’ll probably bring fresh, new ideas and still representing McQueen at his best. The sheer beauty of the latest collection really shows that.
I posted the Vogue Paris cover with Kate Moss this morning and now we bring the editorial. Stunning. While I laugh endlessly at TyTy’s terrible McQueen tribute with Andre Leon Talley, this brings me back to the epitome of a model. She’s so damn glamorous and absolutely a goddess in this editorial. A pin-up siren, Kate Moss can do no wrong. I hate to see the day she no longer models. Luckily for me, she is a queen. Living legend, you can look but don’t touch. Mmm…haters gon’ hate, but I’ll still love the Moss.
The talaria is essentially a winged sandal inspired by Graeco-Roman art. There are several designers that introduced them for spring and some for fall/winter. I love McQueen’s inspired heels for fall/winter ’10. They’re incredibly detailed and impeccably made. These are from his last collection that was presented after his death. Beautiful.
Hot damn! I’m glad I saw these. I couldn’t help but put these up. I love it. McQueen overload, but that black number, outrageously beautiful and fierce all in one. I want to put it on the fiercest of my friends and they love it and wear it to please me! Masha, you scored points. I look for a model with interesting eyes, no, not Tyra’s smiley eyes, but eyes that pierce and show other emotions. That and she’s just fantastic. NSFW BOOBIES in the slideshow, but hey, boobies are fun.