FKA twigs in McQueen, Free as a Bird

Last night London's Victoria & Albert Museum opened "Savage Beauty," a tribute to the work of renegade fashion designer Alexander McQueen, and the British fashion celebrities were out in droves. Kate Moss, Princess Beatrice, Naomi Campbell, Poppy Delavingne, each in lovely elaborate McQueen ensembles, paying homage to… » 3/13/15 1:10pm 3/13/15 1:10pm

McQueen, for Hive-Minded Princesses Who Rule the Honeycomb Hideout

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… » 10/04/12 12:40pm 10/04/12 12:40pm

George Clooney And Jennifer Aniston Share Private Jet, Awkwardly Avoid…

George Clooney, Stacy Keibler, Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston shared a private jet—the Glitter Person version of splitting a cab—in Switzerland. Were this an NYU freshman playwright's hastily-penned one-act, they would experience some turbulence and blurt out their long-held secrets, resentments and desires for… » 6/29/12 9:00am 6/29/12 9:00am

How Much Did The Met Make Off The Alexander McQueen Show?

The "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art closed on Sunday having drawn over 650,000 visitors, and in the process, becoming one of the ten most popular shows in the museum's 141-year history. Measured in attendance, McQueen is now up there with Tutankhamun, the Mona Lisa, and… » 8/09/11 4:20pm 8/09/11 4:20pm

Amy Winehouse Once Barbecued A £15,000 Alexander McQueen Dress

An old boyfriend of Alexander McQueen says that Amy Winehouse and the designer had a feud. McQueen offended the singer when they met — the boyfriend doesn't say how, but it was apparently serious enough that when McQueen sent Winehouse a £15,000 dress by way of apology, she burned it. On her barbecue. Winehouse also… » 8/08/11 12:10pm 8/08/11 12:10pm

A History Of Fashion's Appropriation Of Art [NSFW]

For Christian Louboutin's latest lookbook, photographer Peter Lippmann used models to essentially recreate iconic works from art history: Whistler's Mother, Francisco de Zurbarán's St. Dorothy, and here, Jean-Marc Nattier's 1738 Portrait of the Marquise D'Antin. And added, you know, really expensive shoes. It's an old… » 6/22/11 6:10pm 6/22/11 6:10pm

Three Weeks Later, Wrongest Royal Wedding Correspondent Still Mad She…

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. » 5/23/11 1:50pm 5/23/11 1:50pm

There Will Be No Haggis At McQueen-Themed Met Ball

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… » 5/02/11 12:08pm 5/02/11 12:08pm

People Are Raving About Kate Middleton's McQueen Wedding Dress

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… » 4/29/11 12:30pm 4/29/11 12:30pm

McQueen Show Includes A Gown Based On Sarah Burton's Wedding Dress

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… » 4/20/11 11:55am 4/20/11 11:55am

Does Vogue Editor Hold Sway Over Kate Middleton?

According to the latest version of the Kate Middleton/Alexander McQueen wedding dress rumors, the princess-to-be consulted with British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman before Saying Yes To A Dress. Shulman told her to pick McQueen. The Telegraph reports that "a Vogue spokesman refused to comment, but sources admitted… » 3/09/11 12:03pm 3/09/11 12:03pm

Rumor: Kate Middleton Will Marry In McQueen

Alexander McQueen is denying the reports that it has been approached to make Kate Middleton's wedding dress — but if McQueen were the chosen brand, it's unlikely the house would be permitted to confirm it to the press. The Daily Mail writes that Middleton "is thought to have picked the designer after being impressed… » 3/07/11 12:00pm 3/07/11 12:00pm

Coked-Up McQueen Once Called Eva Herzigova A "Fucking Bitch"

A new documentary about Lee Alexander McQueen will screen tonight on British television. Here's McQueen's brother, on their mother's death and McQueen's suicide: "She wouldn't have been over the moon with my brother for what he did. I'm afraid no one was. It was very disappointing in that respect. He always thought… » 2/25/11 2:36pm 2/25/11 2:36pm