Sunday, 20 March 2011

McQueen exhibition.

I was ridiculously excited to learn today that there will be a retrospective Alexander McQueen exhibition  -  Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty  -  in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, running from 4th May-31st July (hence the excitement, as I shall be arriving in New York for the very first time on the 29th April for a long week!).

Considering that it is a little over a year since the designer's tragic death, as well as the house's role in the creation of Kate Middleton's wedding dress, the exhibition announcement comes at a most pertinent time. According to The Sunday Times:

"The show — which will feature about 100 examples of McQueen’s work — will span a series of galleries depicting the designer’s key themes, such as Romantic Mind and Romantic Primitive. Star pieces will include the dress worn by Shalom Harlow while being spray-painted by robots for his SS99 show and a gown made of silk and real flowers from SS07 that shed blooms as it went down the catwalk. (It will be displayed in a bell jar, adorned again with real flowers, which will decompose over the course of the exhibition to become potpourri-like)".

As the designer is a truly personal favourite of mine, this has to be my cultural highlight of the year.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Blake Lively for Chanel.

I've long thought that the beautiful Blake Lively would make a perfect Chanel campaign girl, so I was most enthused when I heard that Karl Lagerfeld had selected her to front a campaign for the iconic Mademoiselle handbag. Now that the pictures have been released, enjoy a visual treat:

NB: Yes, that is "Black Pearl" Lively is sporting on her nails, the latest 'it' colour from the brand  -  having purchased a bottle today, I can thoroughly recommend this shade of steely silver / forest first-hand.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Gaga catwalks for Thierry Mugler.

Paris fashion week has possibly never been so dramatic or, indeed, so fabulous: