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Alexander McQueen SS 2015 Avant Art #SS2015 #Spring #Leather #Flowers #Flourish #WearableArt #McQueen

Sarah Burton has taken the Haus of McQueen and made it a fully functioning palais de genius since McQueen’s unfortunate departure in 2002. Her sense of style, art and the dramatic have become a beautiful beast with a dash of feminine mystique.

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This season the Haus of McQueen has brought laser cut garments, with an Asian inspired flower design and detailing in leather. With a flourish of kimono like dresses and garments that are reminiscent of the early 40’s, Burton inserts her own twist of the modern with cut out breast petals and dashes of embroidery. Add unique latex mask’s in a stunning representation that is truly, wholly, McQueen wearable art.

Check out the SS 2015 line below.

McQueen, Meisel & Moss #Fashion #Editorial #Win

Ok, before you ask where has this lovely bloggy been, I have been deathly ill with the flu for  the 2 and a half time. This thing is easy to get apparently if you work at a 50,000 person convention for four days.

But that isn’t what you are here for is it?

My flu story can wait for another day. Fashion, is what really matters on this page. Especially the World of McQueen.

Sarah Burton has my support in spades. She is genius and is carrying on the McQueen legacy with aplomb. Take the newest fashion campaign. Hiring the ever talented Steven Meisel was smart. But genius stepped in when they added the omnipresent Kate Moss.

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With creative direction from Pascal Dangin of KIDS, the 4 completed what can only be looked at as an astounding, and very surreal campaign. There is a mini Kate doll in these photos and I’m not sure whether I am more stunned by her or it. Most likely it’s the over all imagery. Intense, bold, beautiful and blue. The hues create the perfect campaign. Well done House of McQueen and Kate Moss. You’ve once again brought art into fashion.

And the campaign video is amazing as well. Very surreal with a nice creep factor.

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen Scarf Collab. Beauty in Nature #New #Beautiful #MustHave

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I make no excuses, nor will I ever lie about my total and complete dedication to the House of McQueen. There is virtually nothing in their collections I do not covet.

The house of McQueen just released a new scarf collection. The collection features a collaboration with iconic artist Damien Hirst. Hirst’s career reigned supreme in the UK in 90s and continues to impress, and be iconic, in the art scene.

The new collection features a nature theme with symmetrical designs in the classic McQueen skull motif. Add the effervescent talent of Sølve Sundsbø who shot the collection AND directed an editorial video for the scarves. He is by far one of the great’s in the industry who constantly produces amazing photography. I am impressed with Burton, of the House of McQueen, to tap such amazing talent.

With such beautiful representation, I am in complete submission, and awe, of this collection.

Watch the video below

God Save McQueen. Spring/Summer 2014 Collection #SS2014

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As always the brilliance that is the house of McQueen dazzles us on the runway this year. A collection made of primary colors with a dash of monochromatic in mesh, which was reflected in many collections on the runway this year. Adding a flair of turn of the century designs, patterned mesh and the predominant use of boxy crop tops with plenty of skin, the house of McQueen has struck an artistic note in this years SS 2014 collection.

Well done, Sarah Burton. Carry one and be magnificent.

Watch below.

Punk is NOT Dead! MET Costume Institute Displays Punk Coutoure. #McClaren #Westwood #McQueen #ROCK

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com

Who say’s Punk is dead? Not the NY MET Costume Institute. Recently Anna Wintour, Riccardo Tisci and several others put their best punk foot forward at a gala to display a full array of punk wear. Original Vivienne Westwood/Malcolm McClaren, McQueen, Lagerfeld and Galliano’s outfits are displayed in this diverse look at punk influence.

Punk art & street influence began to show its distasteful head in the mid-1970’s and still has a rough handle on the fashion industry to this day. Ricardo Tisci of Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren embraced it around 1976 and never looked back. To this day Westwood’s punk influence is still pretty heavy in her collections. You don’t get to be a well-known designer of 30+ years by playing it safe. And punk, has NEVER been safe.

Checkout the display in New York City from the MET evening of Punk.

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Alexander McQueen, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Alexander McQueen, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld 2011

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld 2011

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Commes Des Garcon, 2004

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Commes Des Garcon, 2004

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Dior by John Galliano 2006

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Dior by John Galliano 2006

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, 2007

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, 2007

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - left: Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976, Right: Rodarte, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – left: Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976, Right: Rodarte, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Moschino, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Moschino, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Versace by Gianni Versace, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Versace by Gianni Versace, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren, 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren, 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Zandra Rhodes, 1977

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Zandra Rhodes, 1977

McQueen SS 2013 to Start Your Afternoon

Living or dead  I will always support the house of McQueen. Before Alexander McQueen committed suicide his work was unparalleled in a world of unique, strange and beautiful designs. Now Sarah Burton has not only kept the world of McQueen alive but has offered a fresh take that fits McQueen’s world like a glove.

This year an elaborate bee themed collection hit the Paris runway with geometric shapes and classic designs reminiscent of the 60’s. Mad Men-esque? Perhaps, but always with a twist of McQueen on top. Well played Sarah Burton.

SS 2013 from Paris Fashion Week Below (All photos from Style.com);