12 janvier 2023

'Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse' at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGA)

Alexander McQueen (1969–2010) is one of the most original fashion designers in recent history. Celebrated for his conceptual and technical virtuosity, McQueen’s critically acclaimed collections synthesised his proficiency in tailoring and dressmaking with visual references that spanned time, geography and media. Showcasing more than 120 garments and accessories, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse offers insight into McQueen’s far-reaching sources of inspiration, his creative processes and capacity for storytelling.... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2022

Major Exhibition featuring Lee Alexander McQueen and Ann Ray opens at the Crocker Art Museum

Ann Ray, Inside, 2000, 40 x 30 cm. Silver Gelatin Print. Image courtesy of Ann Ray and Barrett Barrera Projects. Via SACRAMENTO, CALIF.- The Crocker Art Museum is presenting Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous. The first high-fashion exhibition being presented at the Crocker, Rendez-Vous pairs photography and related garments in its Sacramento début, which will be followed by a multi-city tour. The exhibition is curated and organized by Barrett Barrera Projects and will be on view through April 2, 2023.The... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2020

Costume Institute’s Upcoming Exhibition to Present a Disrupted Timeline of Fashion History

Iris van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984). Dress, fall/winter 2012–13 haute couture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Iris van Herpen, in honor of Harold Koda, 2016 (2016.185). Photo © Nicholas Alan CopeCharles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Ball Gown, 1951. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coulson, 1964 (2009.300.1311). Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope The Costume Institute’s upcoming... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

Europe’s first major exhibition on kimono at the V&A

LONDON - On 29 February, the V&A will open Europe’s first major exhibition on kimono. The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk will counter this conception, presenting the garment as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion.  The exhibition will reveal the sartorial and social significance of the kimono from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and in the rest of the world. Rare 17th and 18thcentury kimono will be displayed... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2020

Fashion designer Alexander McQueen archive of rare early work to go under the hammer

BOSTON, MASS.- An archive of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen's will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction.Lee Alexander McQueen, the famed designer and creator whose boundless vision propelled fashion-forward from the mid-nineties with a game-changing dropped waistline, historically referenced clothing, and a cinematic sense of showmanship. Spanning from 1994 to 1996 and beyond, the archive includes some of the McQueen’s most impactful and critically acclaimed early collections in a self-contained complete... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2016

Alexander Mcqueen, Dress, spring-summer 2009, Prêt–à–Porter

Alexander Mcqueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress, spring-summer 2009, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink silk duchesse satin and nude silk georgette, hand–embroidered with pink enameled–metal flower petals. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. Alexander Mcqueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress (detail), spring-summer 2009, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink silk duchesse satin and nude silk georgette, hand–embroidered with pink enameled–metal flower petals. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.  #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

13 juillet 2016

Skull Loafers

Giuseppe Zanotti. Black Suede Skull Heart Loafers.  Suede loafers in black. Round toe. Carved metal accent featuring crystal-cut detailing at vamp. Textile piping at tongue and collar. Leather sole in beige. Antique gold-tone hardware. Tonal stitching. Leather. Made in Italy. €730 at Sense Alexander Mcqueen. Black Velvet Embroidered Skull Loafers.  Alexander McQueen. Velvet Skull-embossed Loafers. Alexander McQueen. Black Leather Skull-embossed Loafers. Vivienne Westwood. Skull &... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art exhibits first full exploration of Romantic era fashion

Dress with evening bodice (detail), c. 1850, American, Silk, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Gift of the Estate of Matta Grimm Lacey, 1976.33B,C. Courtesy Wadsworth Atheneum. HARTFORD, CONN.- The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Conn., is mounting the first exhibition to fully explore the Romantic era as a formative period in costume history from Mar. 5, 2016 – Jul. 10, 2016. “Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy,” presents historic garments alongside literary works, paintings, prints,... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

#techstyle at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Designed by Iris van Herpen and Neri Oxman, printed by Stratasys, Anthozoa Cape and Skirt, Voltage Haute Couture Collection, 2013. Object Connex multiple-materials; 3-D printed. Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council. © M. Zoeter x Iris van Herpen. Photography by Ronald Stoops. BOSTON, MA — Clothes that respond to the environment, fabrics patterned by lasers and ready-to-wear garments that come off a 3D printer—all of these innovations are poised to have a profound impact on the future of... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2015

Alexander McQueen’s Fantastical Armadillo Boot for UNICEF to support UNICEF’s Nepal relief efforts

Alexander McQueen’s Fantastical Armadillo Boot for UNICEF to support UNICEF’s Nepal relief efforts. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The fashion house collaborates with Christie's on resurrecting the designer's iconic Armadillo boot, currently featured in Christie’s Online Handbags & Accessories Auction The Boot While the creative community will forever be indebted to the outright romantic genius of Alexander McQueen, his visionary lens will universally be celebrated for his imaginative intuition — giving his loyal... [Lire la suite]