I’m just glad they finally made a decision. If we can’t have Galliano and his theatrics back then why not? I think Raf has the ability to make Dior more commercially viable but hopefully his collections for the house will inspire too. Next season will be very interesting..
The Gucci Group owns majority stake of Alexander McQueen
Prada, Proenza and Jil Sander. But mostly Prada. I haven’t looked at anything from Paris properly yet.
Voss was shown in September 2000 and McQueen’s final collection for Givenchy (Fall 2001) was 2 low-key presentations in March 2001. Hope that helps!
I flicked through it briefly at the book store, but I haven’t looked at it properly
I think I never bought it because I’m still bitter I missed the NY exhibition by a couple of weeks.. but I am also put off by the fact that all the images are of his clothing on “mannequins”. I’m not really sure I like that idea because I think it further promotes the false idea that McQueen’s clothes were ‘unwearable’. You know what I mean?? I was just sort of disappointed in it
You mean McQ yeah?
I am very.. indifferent isn’t the right word I don’t think.. but I’m not particularly interested in Alexander McQueen at the moment nor do I think I will be in the foreseeable future. It’s obvious with the direction everything is going that Gucci group is trying to get as much money out of the house as possible and not realising or, rather, disregarding the fact that they’re missing what the house was all about. I firmly believe that McQueen should have been left alone, stopped completely. I don’t think Sarah Burton is a bad designer but she isn’t right for McQueen because nobody is. It’s like ever since his death those in charge have seen how ‘popular’ he is with people who have a pseudo-interest and knowledge in fashion and are exploiting that by commercializing it, and I don’t mean making it commercial in the sense that it is opposite to high fashion but by making it less inventive and fashion-forward and more trying to portray what people who don’t know anything about the label perceive to be Alexander McQueen. But anything for $$. I don’t know if any of this makes sense? I haven’t really answered your question SORRY
Alexander himself did collections for Givenchy haute couture but his own label was ready-to-wear only. To be called haute couture your house has to meet certain specifications and be accepted into the syndical chamber for haute couture. McQueen’s collections were amazing quality and had unique concepts, yes, but it’s still very much pret-a-porter.
No problem! Glad you enjoyed it, I love it too!
Yes, although not just anybody, as that collection from Dior is haute couture
If you want to know more about who buys it (couture) I really recommend watching this documentary !!! It’s fab