Posts tagged ‘Alexander McQueen’

July 28, 2011

The Late Great Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen Keeps on Giving

by Accidental Bear

(via news.pinkpaper.com)

Alexander McQueen bequeathes £100,000 to Terrence Higgins Trust

The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen has bestowed £100,000 of his fortune to gay men’s charity Terrence Higgins Trust. The donation is one of four £100,000 gifts he donated in his will, this week. Other organisations who also received the sum are: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the London Buddhist Centre and the Blue Cross animal welfare charity in Oxfordshire. Out of his estimated £16 million fortune, he also left £50,000 for each of his dogs, gave £50,000 to both of his two housekeepers and  bequeathed £250,000 to each of his siblings.

The iconic fashion designer, who suffered long-term anxiety and depression, was found dead at his London home on 11 February 2010. Westminter’s Coroner’s Court ruled today that he had taken sleeping pills, tranquilizers and cocaine before strangling himself.

Sir Nick Partridge, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “Alexander McQueen was a friend of THT. He supported us for over 12 years, working alongside the charity to raise awareness of HIV as well as vital funds. We’re touched that he chose to leave this generous legacy, which will be used to support those living with and affected by HIV in the UK.”

May 2, 2011

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY, A Retrospective

by Accidental Bear

All hail the Queen!

The questions that still floats in the air, “Why?” Alexander McQueen may have gone elsewhere but his work is no less of a heavy influence on the fashion world today and the future. This retrospective is all that and a bag of chips. Alexander McQueen is watching and loving it!

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The late Brit designer gets a major retrospective set up in his honour at New York’s Costume Institu

via www.dazeddigital.com
Learn more about the exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty on view at the Met May 4, 2011–July 31, 2011: http://met.org/egDSui

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his 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. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion’s vanguard.

April 7, 2011

Singapore Became the First Asian City to Host Men’s Fashion Week; You Go!

by Accidental Bear

After years of dominance by Paris and Milan, Singapore became the first Asian city to host Men’s Fashion Week, showcasing top international and local designers such as Alexander McQueen, DKNY, Armani, Canali and Songzio.
 

 


Underwear models, superheroes at Men’s Fashion Week

via www.sfgate.com

This photo taken on April 3, 2011 shows models presenting creations from Thai label Issue on the last day of the men's fashion week event at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore?s casino complex Marina Bay Sands. Singapore is the first Asian city to host the men's fashion week 2011 after fashion capitals of Paris and Milan, and it will showcase famous local and international brands from March 30 to April 3.

This photo taken on April 2, 2011 shows a model showcasing "2(x)ist" underwear on day four of the men's fashion week event at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.

After years of dominance by Paris and Milan, Singapore became the first Asian city to host Men’s Fashion Week, showcasing top international and local designers such as Alexander McQueen, DKNY, Armani, Canali and Songzio.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/04/07/mens_fashion_week.DTL#ixzz1IrZXXGWN

This photo taken on April 2, 2011 shows a model showcasing Alexander McQueen underwear on day four of the men's fashion week event at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore?s casino complex Marina Bay Sands. Singapore is the first Asian cityto host the men's fashion week 2011 after fashion capitals of Paris and Milan, and it will showcase famous local and international brands from March 30 to April 3.

The Least important part of these shows are the garments. Theatrics, sex and bulge is where its at. Singapore, congratulations!

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