BARRYMORE: Okay, magic wand time. Fantasy clothes by any designer made especially for you right now. Go.
MORETZ: Oh, no! It’s like a ball gown or something amazingly huge and beautiful. It would probably have to be either, like, Valentino or Oscar de la Renta. And then if it was something beautiful that Audrey Hepburn might wear—you know, just perfect and cute and special—it would probably be either Givenchy or Chanel. And if it was crazy—like, amazingly psychotic—it would have to be Vivienne Westwood.
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
Mid-London Fashion Week, we paused to remember Alexander McQueen at a memorial service in St Paul’s Cathedral. Anna Wintour, who spoke during the service, remembered McQueen as “a complex and gifted young man. His final collection was a battle between dark and light. His was an 18-year career of harnessing his dreams and demons,” she said. “He showed us everything was possible; dreams could become reality. But he has left us with an even more exceptional legacy, a talent that soared like the birds of his childhood above us all.”
Bjork sang Gloomy Sunday by Billie Holiday. Video is below, and it’s absolutely heartbreaking.
Sunday is gloomy, My hours are slumberless Dearest the shadows I live with are numberless Little white flowers Will never awaken you Not where the black coaches Sorrow has taken you Angels have no thoughts Of ever returning you Wouldn’t they be angry If I thought of joining you?
Gloomy is sunday, With shadows I spend it all My heart and I have decided to end it all Soon there’ll be candles And prayers that are said I know But let them not weep Let them know that I’m glad to go Death is no dream For in death I’m caressin’ you With the last breath of my soul I’ll be blessing you. Gloomy Sunday.
Rest in Peace, Lee.
The latest Visionaire comes as ‘A tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen‘ – #58 titled “Spirit“. As you can see, he contributor list is amazing; Nick Knight, Lady Gaga, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, Steven Meisel, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, David Sims, Sean Ellis, and Sebastian Faena. The limited 1,500 copies have now been released and can be purchased for $295 here. Pocket change. View Post