Not to worry, the house of Alexander McQueen is safe. Though the fashion world will continue to mourn the pionerring designer’s death for years to come, his torch is invariably carried through the designs of Sarah Burton – I don’t know any other designer that could have stepped in and kept Lee Alexander’s heritage in tact. For Fall/Winter 2011, she went as far as to cover a gown’s bodice with broken china, introduce sublime black harnesses and pull other entrancingly vindictive designs from McQueen DNA. With such a bevy of breathtaking garments, any truth in the rumours concerning Burton as Kate Middleton‘s royal wedding dress designer call for fashion hysteria. See the top five looks from the collection below! View Post
Willow Smith is my favourite. Her loco romper, glove, and slouch boot outfit was also my favourite AMA ensemble since she paired it with a lemon and sunshine yellow ruffled harness that is now causing quite a stir. Apparently the custom-made armpiece is a ripoff of a Mother of London design. Uh oh.
While Mother of London harnesses are styled a little too kinky for a ten year old to wear, the duplicated design is pulled off with that hair-whipping ease we love her for. This, unfortunately, doesn’t make it okay. Mother of London designer Mildred von Hildegard has been quoted as saying “I’m disappointed and saddened that this will negatively impact my business. My original design is now recognized in the mass media as someone else’s work, and it’s very hurtful on both a personal and professional levels. I hope this can be resolved, and I wish nothing but the best to Willow.”
Since Willow’s usual stylist Mariel Haenn was unavailable to style the mini-Smith on the night of the AMAs, the stylist to blame is being kept under wraps. Haenn said “…to be honest I have no idea who ‘styled’ her or the designer. Wish I did. I don’t ask my clients who they used when I’m not available.”