Style.com just put up L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 fashion show photos. As usual the collection was an eclectic mix of fashions that I could see Gwen personally wearing. Apparently half of the fashions didn't make it onto the runway after getting stuck in transit due to the blizzard.
Kate Moss has cancelled her appearance at Selfridges for the launch of her handbag collection for Longchamp due to the tragic loss of Alexander McQueen. A longtime muse and friend of the brilliant British designer, the pair seemed to delight in the different ways that Kate could show off McQueen’s designs. In 2004, the supermodel took to the stage at a charity auction organised by McQueen. Dressed in his navy chiffon evening gown, a delicate semi-sheer dress covered in his famous skull print, Moss performed a languorous dance routine with choreographer Michael Clark. Afterwards, the skull print became a smash hit and McQueen sold thousands of his skull printed scarves.
And when Kate’s drugs scandal hit the headlines the following year, losing her lucrative contracts with many labels, it was McQueen who put her back on the catwalk. Not in person, but as a filmed hologram. Kate’s ghostly apparition materialised in a glass pyramid, floating and swirling in slow motion in an extravagantly ruffled gown. The assembled fashion editors were transfixed. McQueen took his bow at the end of the show in a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “We Love You, Kate!”
The industry may have lost a leading light in the fashion world today, but Kate Moss has lost a friend.
New York Fashion Week begins on a somber note as news of Alexander McQueen's death was met with shock and devastation.
"Mr. McQueen has been found dead at his house this morning," his spokeswomen said. The cause was apparently suicide, though a formal statement has not been made. PPR, parent of the McQueen company, is expected to make an announcement shortly. McQueen had been mourning the loss of his mother, who died last Tuesday, and the suicide of Isabella Blow, great friend and supporter, in 2007.
"At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated," his family said in a statement.
Trained on London's Savile Row, Alexander McQueen sold his company to the Gucci Group in 2001 and began showing in Paris that same year, delighting and often shocking audiences with thought-provoking, controversial, and extravagant collections and always bringing much more than fashion to the runway. He leaves behind a legacy of surreal beauty and two decades of collections—for his namesake line and for Givenchy from 1996-2001. No doubt his influence will be seen and his memory celebrated in the upcoming fashion weeks as the industry mourns the loss of a creative genius.
The McQueen press office has cancelled this afternoon's McQ presentation, which had been scheduled for 3pm at Milk Studios in New York. Nearby, the Alexander McQueen store on West 14th Street has been shuttered with a white shade pulled down over the front windows.
Lady Gaga attends amfAR's event in New York to kick off Fall 2010 Fashion Week. Not only did she perform, but she also accepted the Award of Courage on behalf of Elton John, and his partner David Furnish.
What it is: A highlighting powder that enhances the complexion packaged in a palette inspired by YSL's Y-Mail handbag collection.
What it does: This limited-edition collector's item is presented in a golden case stamped with the address of the historic Yves Saint Laurent couture house, and placed inside a fashionable YSL pouch. This complexion powder consists of three pearly shades superimposed on one another, and applies with a cashmere-like, smooth feel. The result is skin which looks soft and radiant.