While prepping for my fall 2011 course at NYU, Style & Society, last week, I came across a cardstock thick, cornstarch yellow hued piece of paper that I had photocopied and saved, I think from two years ago, to share with my students so that they could analyze an example of a designer interview. I’m so glad I did, as it is like finding a time capsule, and even more ironic that it is one of my designer icons, McQueen, paired with the fact that when it comes to hard copies, I literally save nothing. I’ve made it a jpeg so that you can also have a retrospective glance at Lee Alexander McQueen, the person, in this circa 2009 ELLE Magazine q&a.
March 5, 2011
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March 1, 2011
Nanette Lepore’s Fall 2011 Collection was primarily composed of light, sheer, luxurious materials elegantly draped around the female body. The show started off with an ivory ankle-length dress tastefully embellished with a shimmery gold pattern, paired with an off-white porous cardigan. The show progressed to present multiple gauzy long dresses, transcending into knitted everyday wear, and back to austere silk and gauzy dresses draped and tailored to properly show off the female form with touches of gold and filmy black top layers. A few black leather pieces with horizontal cut-outs and heavy wool winter coats also made an appearance in the primarily delicate gauzy and light knit collection. Overall, the outing was beautifully chic and representative of Lepore’s famous talent for timelessness.
July 15, 2010
This fall 2010 couture season no one does it better than Dior. John Galliano brought the house back to theatricality with his high drama, literally, in the ‘about to bloom’ collection – a decidedly new take on the floral motif with hair pieces resembling flower buds about to bloom, along with the yards and yards of colorful fabric and taken from nature dramatic eye makeup hues. Truly Galliano fulfilled a couturier’s dream – and proved that even in the fall, flowers can blossom.