Alexander McQueen Resort 2019

A Victorian seaside breeze blew through this collection, which was filled with contrasting elements: hard and soft, chunky and delicate, tailored and fluid. Among Sarah Burton’s inspirations was the British paleontologist Mary Anning, the British shoreline and the era’s obsession for collecting and categorizing bits of nature. There was broderie anglaise everywhere, worked into long white dresses, tunic tops or short ruffle skirts. All that demureness was balanced by leather corset belts, harness tops or thick cashmere sweaters. Other dresses came as sheer lacy knits as delicate as lingerie, with ruffles, bell sleeves or breezy tiers on the skirts. Tailoring had a whiff of Victoriana, too, as in a shell print suit layered over a sheer lacy blouse. A long military coat with a slashed waist had an abstract Union Jack pattern and resembled something that might have washed ashore in a shipwreck.

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Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2019

An earthy majesty defines Sarah Burton’s work for Alexander McQueen. It’s raw, intimate and inspired by Britain’s rich pagan past.
For spring, Burton and her design staff visited several hallowed shrines of British paganism, including Silbury Hill and Avebury Stone Circle, sites where humans left indelible marks on nature, and where now, hundreds of years later, the two forces seem indelibly joined. She came away with a new take on her compelling, long-running heroine. “She’s always pagan, I suppose,” Burton said backstage, “rooted to the ground, rooted to the earth.” She is also typically self-sufficient, determined and powerful in her femininity, yet vulnerable, too, a concept that strikes a deep chord in our fractured world. Often, she projects an archetypal warrior goddess whose strength and gentleness manifest in unison, via, on one hand, strict tailoring, corsetry and harnesses, and on the other, gentle dresses with a look of ancient-world dishabille.
For spring, Burton focused on “a woman’s journey, the moments that she experiences in life, so birth, christening, sisterhood, motherhood, friendship. The idea of expressing feelings and being empowered by emotion and vulnerability.” All while being exquisitely turned out.
Burton is the reverse of the ready-to-wear designers who show during couture; she is

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McQueen – Ian Bonhote

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McQueen

Ian Bonhote

Genre: Documentary

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Release Date: July 20, 2018


A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, “McQueen” is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.

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Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2018

Sarah Burton played with contrasts for pre-fall, creating fragile, romantic looks and ones with a more tailored, urban edge. She juxtaposed androgynous tailoring with more decadent lace, knit and embroidered pieces, in a bid to create a “darkly romantic” mood. Long lace tiered tops were layered over tailored pants, while romantic printed dresses were paired with edgier leather harnesses. Blazers featured cutouts and lace appliqués. The collection also had touches of British art nouveau and with the patterns on a pleated silk dress recalling the inky lines of Aubrey Beardsley. The collection was filled with gossamer knit skirts and dresses, some with ruffles, and others with transparent panels that gave the garments a otherworldly look. The collection’s evening offer featured a series of high-shine sequined looks, including a floor-length chiffon gown delicately embroidered to create floral patterns.

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Alexander McQueen, Givenchy to Open South Coast Plaza Boutiques

Alexander McQueen and Givenchy are the latest luxury brands to sign leases at South Coast Plaza. They are to join more than 250 boutiques at the retail center in late spring, and the McQueen boutique will be the only Orange County location for the brand (there is a store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles), while the Givenchy boutique is a Southern California exclusive (it’s one brand that’s missing on Rodeo Drive).
Family-run South Coast Plaza, which the late Henry Segerstrom built into one of the most profitable retail centers in the world, with annual sales topping $ 1 billion, is already home to Dior, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Harry Winston, Hermès and The Webster. Segerstrom was many times the first to bring European brands such as Courreges to the States. SCP this year celebrated its 50th anniversary.

The Givenchy store at the Aventura Mall in Miami. 

The McQueen boutique will be located on Level 2 of the center in the Nordstrom Wing, while the Givenchy boutique will be located on Level 2 near Jewel Court. The locations are significant because South Coast Plaza has more than 1 million feet of retail space, and customers often must park — or valet

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Alexander McQueen Makes a Move on London’s Old Bond Street

MCQUEEN’S MOVE: Alexander McQueen plans to relocate its London flagship store to 27 Old Bond Street, currently home to DKNY, WWD has learned.
The new, 10,800-square-foot retail space is due to open in 2018, and will be the first to reflect the brand’s new interiors concept. The store spans three floors and has a double height, glazed frontage.
It will replace Alexander McQueen’s existing presence at 4-5 Old Bond Street and 9 Savile Row. The latter houses the men’s wear collection.
The 2,200-square-foot Savile Row store opened in 2012 and was designed by David Collins Studio in collaboration with McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton. The store was the first dedicated McQueen’s men’s wear space in Europe.
The women’s wear store at 4-5 Old Bond Street re-opened in 2013 and was also designed by David Collins Studio. It is set over two floors and 2,690 square feet.

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Alexander McQueen Resort 2018

Inspired by English country gardens, Alexander McQueen’s resort outing was brimming with romance: Flowers were printed and embroidered on delicate chiffon mididresses, while knitwear and corseted gowns were designed to evoke caging. Juxtaposing the softer elements were slim suits done in a handwoven tweed, structured monochromatic blazers thrown over dresses and oversized trenchcoats. Embellishment was another key element. With the idea of family heirlooms in mind, Sarah Burton added heavy crystal embellishments in the shape of flowers on everything from gowns to knitwear, while suits were matched with statement necklaces.

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Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2016

Maidens, fair ladies, goddesses, princesses — Sarah Burton had the cast of fairytale heroines, fragile and strong, covered in her stunning spring collection. It was the stuff of girlhood fantasies, except even the wildest dreams rarely imagine clothes so beautiful.
 
The collection was based on a reality from the distant past: the Huguenots, the persecuted French Protestant sect that fled France in the late 17th century and settled in Spitalfields in London. Many were trained silk weavers who brought their craft with them, eventually building Spitalfields into a stronghold of the silk industry. Burton paid homage to their artisan prowess, quite possibly outdoing it with couture-level shredded silk faille floral jacquard; silk taffeta with naturalistic floral fil coupe jacquards; embroidered leather, and French lace worked into tulle with patterns of doves and trellises of flowers woven in. Flowers were essential effects. Apparently, the Huguenots arrived in London with little more than bulbs and seeds in their pockets, planting them to grow inner city gardens.
 
Burton garment-washed many of the pieces to give them a tactile softness and angelic sense of decay underscored by the predominantly pale palette of white, blush and pastel petal tones. “I wanted everything to feel very, very feminine.

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Is Alexander McQueen Bringing Pretty Back? The Case for Fuzzy Waves and Flushed Cheeks

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In a world where extreme gestures and supercharged imagery have become the mainstream norm on social media, it suddenly feels like there’s a subversive shock value to the idea of pretty by comparison. It’s a lesson that Sarah Burton may have been reflecting on leading up to tonight’s Alexander McQueen show, where her more sensual, romantic vision of beauty for the runway looked almost provocative.

“There’s a bohemian elegance, a radiant rawness,” said makeup artist Lucia Pieroni, who was conjuring flushed cheeks and glowing skin using a Clé de Peau Beauté cream blush and MAC Strobe Cream as a highlighter. “It’s that warm pink you get from walking, the slight ruddiness of the cheek,” she said. “You don’t look like you’re wearing makeup; you just look amazing.”

 



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After several seasons of constructing conceptual headpieces for the fashion house, Guido Palau was also reflecting on something more “touchable, womanly, real.” He and Burton had been looking at pictures of slept-in hair in anticipation of the show. To re-create those same off-beat imperfections for the runway, he was blasting the hair with Redken Windblown spray and then gathering it into romantic spirals using an actual needle and invisible thread. “You know when you’re sewing something on a machine and then you pull the thread and the whole thing ruches? That’s what we’re doing to the hair,” he explained. If the process echoed the last-minute stitching and embroidery that had been taking place a few hours earlier on designer Burton’s exquisite leather dresses out front, it was no coincidence. “Sarah liked the idea of something homespun,” he said.

Off the runway and in real life, of course, it all distills to something quite easy—a wash of cream blush and half-back hair with a bit of fuzzy, flyaway texture. As for that hair-weaving technique, Palau said it can be translated into an evening gesture by simply tying the hair back with a piece of glittering gold filament. Perfect for evening, he said with a twinkle, “or—who knows?—even your wedding.”

 



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A Different Shade of Blue – Hildie McQueen

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A Different Shade of Blue

Hildie McQueen

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: March 3, 2015

Publisher: Hildie McQueen

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Town rake, Grayson Cole, climbs into a hayloft where schoolmarm Nora Banks is hiding and puts them in a compromising situation. What makes things worse is the group of people who gather in the barn just when Grayson slips and falls over her.  Reluctantly agreeing to a shotgun wedding, they hatch up a plan to break up.  Now only if they were not so attracted to each other. A delightful love story that takes place in 1860s Alder Gulch, Montana.

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I Am Steve McQueen – Jeff Renfroe

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I Am Steve McQueen

Jeff Renfroe

Genre: Documentary

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I AM STEVE McQUEEN is narrated by Robert Downey Jr. and told through the eyes of the people that knew Steve McQueen best, including much of his family who followed his path into acting such as his son Chad ("The Karate Kid"), his grandson Steven ("Vampire Diaries"), grand-daughter Molly ("Carjacked"); and former wives Neile Adams McQueen ("This Could Be The Night"), Ali MacGraw ("Love Story"), and his widow, former model, Barbara Minty McQueen. Also featuring an array of Tinseltown luminaries including Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Miller, Robert Vaughn, Randy Couture, John Gilmore, Zoe Bell, Norman Jewison, Kristin Kreuk, Ben Mankiewicz, and more. Known as the "King of Cool", McQueen will forever be known in cinematic lore by his rugged good looks, bad-boy persona, and searing charisma. He grew from a small-town thug to become the highest paid and most sought-after actor of his generation. McQueen's credits include some of the greatest movies in history such as: "Papillon", "The Getaway", "The Magnificent Seven", "The Thomas Crown Affair", "The Towering Inferno", "The Sand Pebbles" (for which he received an Academy Award®-nomination), and many more cinematic masterpieces.
I AM STEVE McQUEEN is an "entertaining and inspiring" look at perhaps "the coolest man to cross a movie screen…" (Toronto Film Scene)

© © 2014 McQueen Productions, Under Exclusive License to Shout! Factory, LLC

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ShowStudio Debuts Alexander McQueen Short Film

MCQUEEN ON FILM: Sunday might have marked the close of the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, but the designer’s archive is getting another lease of life, thanks to Nick Knight’s ShowStudio Web site.
Knight, together with filmmaker Younji Ku and art director Jon Emmony, has created a montage of ShowStudio’s archive footage of the late Lee Alexander McQueen’s creations, for a film called “Lee Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010.” Knight has taken footage of some of McQueen’s most striking looks — among them a red feathered dress from his spring 2001 show, and a sculptural houndstooth outfit from his fall 2009 collection — and has heightened the looks’ impact by distorting the footage and embellishing it with 3-D animation.
The latest project adds to “Unseen McQueen,” a ShowStudio film that features footage of McQueen’s collaborators talking about working with the designer, whose release coincided with the “Savage Beauty” opening in March. The new film is currently live on the showstudio.com Web site.

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Kanye West and Steve McQueen Debut Collaborative ‘All Day / I Feel Like That’ Video at LACMA Gathering


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Shaun Leane’s Quill Collection Inspired by Alexander McQueen

ALEXANDER THE GREAT: When the jeweler Shaun Leane sat down with Claire Wilcox, curator of “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” to sort through pieces to be shown at the exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, he was hit by a wave of nostalgia.
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Leane was a close friend and collaborator of Lee Alexander McQueen for more than 20 years. “When I looked at all of these pieces in my atelier it was very emotional because each piece was individual for a different show,” Leane told WWD. “It was kind of like a landmark of my career, every piece was a landmark of my career, and of my friendship with Lee. We were very very close friends.
“So I thought to kind of mark this occasion of the exhibition (which has been extended to August 2) I wanted to create a collection that echoed the kind of work that me and Lee had done together, the kind of signature we had.  I harkened back to the Nineties when we first started working together and the silhouette that we first started working on — or I started working on — was this very refined line,

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Alexander McQueen Remakes New Pairs of Armadillo Boots For Unicef

ARMADILLO ALERT: Alexander McQueen has produced three new pairs of its Armadillo Boots to raise money for Unicef’s relief efforts helping earthquake victims in Nepal.
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The boots will go under the hammer as part of the Christie’s Handbags & Accessories Auction, which starts Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST and runs until July 23.
The famous boots were designed by Lee Alexander McQueen and made their debut at his spring/summer 2010 show, Plato’s Atlantis. Because of their complex construction, they were never produced and just 21 pairs exist.
Several examples are currently on display at the Savage Beauty exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, which runs until August 2.
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The three new pairs of Armadillo have been handcrafted in Italy from wood and python skin.
One-hundred percent of the net amount from the sale at auction will be donated to the U.S. fund for UNICEF, which is assisting victims of the Nepal earthquakes in April and May.
The auction site is christies.com/onlineonly.
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McQueen Expo Gets Round-the-Clock Hours

LONDON — In response to what the Victoria & Albert Museum called an “unprecedented demand” for tickets to the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition, the London museum is set to open the show through the night for the final two weekends of its run.
The move means that the museum is releasing 12,000 further tickets for visits that run from Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26 at 10 p.m., and from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 2 at 11 p.m., when the exhibition will close. The V&A is set to open a bar with music that will run until 10 p.m. during the two weekends of round-the-clock opening, and will offer late night visitors refreshments from 10 p.m. through to 6:30 a.m.
Martin Roth, director of the V&A, noted that it will mark the first time that the V&A has stayed open around the clock. “We knew that ‘Savage Beauty’ would be very popular, but the response has been even greater than we imagined,” he said. “[The exhibition] is not going on tour to other venues, so our aim is to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to see it by opening through the night for

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British fashion icons celebrate Alexander McQueen

David and Victoria Beckham, Salma Hayek and Kate Moss turn out for the gala opening of ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ which celebrates the career of the late British designer Rollo Ross reports.


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FKA Twigs, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell arrived at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum Thursday night for the opening of the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition, which first debuted at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011. Check out what they all wore, here.

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The Opening Night Gala for “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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The “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Opening Night Gala at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images for Victoria and Albert Museum

Fashion month might have concluded yesterday but the chic crowd showed no signs of slowing down earlier tonight in London. After a record-shattering presence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in 2011, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” finally had its London homecoming at the Victoria and Albert Museum and officially opens on Saturday. But before the exhibit opens to the public, the museum hosted an elegant soiree filled with some of the designer’s best work on many of his famous friends, including cute couples Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, Victoria and David Beckham, and Livia and Colin Firth. Also taking in the lavish surroundings were actress Naomie Harris, Natalie Massenet, and a slew of stylish models including Erin O’Connor, Jacquetta Wheeler, and Stella Tennant. The most vivid peacock in the room? Singer FKA twigs whose rainbow feathered ensemble looked made for her.

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Ali MacGraw’s ‘Absurd’ Fear About Ex-Husband Steve McQueen (VIDEO)

The 1970s were incredibly busy for Hollywood actress Ali MacGraw. Professionally, she had skyrocketed to international fame in the movie “Love Story,” and went on to star in two more major hits during that decade. One of those films was “The Getaway,” where MacGraw worked alongside screen icon Steve McQueen. MacGraw was married to producer Robert Evans at the time, but ended up falling for her co-star — and McQueen became her third husband in 1973.

Five years later, MacGraw and McQueen would divorce, after a tumultuous relationship.

Looking back on her marriages, MacGraw now says she is saddened by her post-divorce relationship with McQueen, who died in 1980, two years after they split. It’s especially sad for MacGraw when she considers what happened with her first two husbands in the years following their respective break-ups.

“I married some wonderful men, and the ones that are alive are my friends — real friends,” MacGraw says in the above video from “Super Soul Sunday.”

Unfortunately, MacGraw was never able to experience this type of renewed friendship with McQueen. “Steve McQueen is dead for 30-some-odd years, and it’s very sad to me that as sober, grown-up, nonsexually connected beings, we didn’t get to sit down and clean it all,” she says.

With the wisdom that comes from both maturity and time, MacGraw is now able to articulate one of the issues that she would have wanted to clear with her ex.

“I was always afraid he’d leave me,” she says of McQueen. “I mean, it was this absurd… I don’t know what I thought, except that I wasn’t real.”

In the video below, MacGraw explains the one reason why all three of her marriages ended in divorce.

More from Oprah’s interview with MacGraw:

* How She Survived Fame

* Her 65th Birthday ‘Exorcism’

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12 Years a Slave – Steve McQueen

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12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 18, 2013


From director Steve McQueen and based on Solomon Northup’s astonishing true story comes this powerful winner of three 2013 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o). In 1841, Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free citizen, is kidnapped, stripped of his identity and sold into slavery. Now, he must find the strength to survive in this unflinching story of hope.

© © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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