We met up a few times in posh restaurants. They started a business plan, but then dropped me like a hot potato and started talking to McQueen and Stella [McCartney]. I was devastated. Tom doesn't even know that. It really killed me. He told me I was too avant-garde. I thought, 'Tom, you are so wrong'. He looked at it in too obvious a way.
I never really liked sort of what [Galliano] did so much. I liked better what McQueen did. I liked better what Vivienne Westwood did. So now I don’t like it, and he’s a Jew hater? I was like, ‘buh-bye’…Galliano was more of a fetishist to me. He was more of a fetishist than a democrat. And I refer to him in the past tense, because I don’t think he’ll work again. I hope not. I hope he doesn’t work again.
Prior to showing her fall 2011 collection at Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton's name was already top of the list when it came to who will design Kate Middleton's dress next month so you can only imagine just how much rumours intensified when Burton presented a collection of showstopping white dresses earlier this month in Paris.
However, she continues to deny rumours backstage at the show, "No, she said with a quick laugh, McQueen is not making Kate Middleton’s wedding dress," Cathy Horyn reports.
I like to patronize American designers, and the vast majority of the clothes that I wear are [designed by Americans.] But there are a lot of other designers that have cute stuff, too...I don't think that I’m any different from any other woman, other than the fact that people see what I wear and then they talk about it.
People always ask if I think about a concept or the show or the front row or whatever first. No! Fuck off! The client comes first! The collection is driven by what clients want in different parts of the world, so I want them to be able to see it straight away and to judge it for themselves. Well I just think that which celebrities are wearing it, what reviews say—none of it matters if it’s all there for people to make their own minds up. I’m 40 now, but I want this to be a company that lives way beyond me, and I believe that customers are more important to making that happen than press. When I’m dead, hopefully this house will still be going. On a spaceship. Hopping up and down above the earth.
Contrary to recent reports, it looks likeGareth Pugh will not be taking over as Creative Director at Alexander McQueen. Yesterday his rep confirmed that, "further to speculative reports earlier this week, Gareth Pugh is not in discussions with Gucci Group about a Creative Director role at Alexander McQueen."
The McQueen fall collection is set to show in an intimate camera free collection in Paris this week.
We're sure that there will be more to this story very soon.
We are devastated to learn of the death of Alexander McQueen, one of the greatest talents of his generation. He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion. In such a short career, Alexander McQueen’s influence was astonishing — from street style, to music culture and the world’s museums. His passing marks an insurmountable loss.
Karlie Kloss has been one very busy girl this year. She has walked for some of the biggest names, including Valentino, McQueen, Gaultier, Givenchy and Armani Prive, and starred in ad campaigns for the likes of Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs. All this from a young lady who turned 17 this year.
And just in case all her accomplishments as listed above and others (such as her love of ballet and cooking) weren't enough, Kloss has now been crowned as Vogue's favourite model of 2009. The "award" is thanks to the fashion bloggers du jour, at Fashin, who trawled through back copies of the magazines and tallied up just how many appearances Ms Kloss has made this year alone. She has graced the cover of every major Vogue magazine including Australian Vogue, Brazilian Vogue, British Vogue, Chinese Vogue, French Vogue, German Vogue, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Mexican Vogue, Russian Vogue and Spanish Vogue. Phew! What a list. We just can't imagine what life must be like for Karlie given that when we were 17, worrying about how we looked on the cover of a magazine was nothing more than a pipe dream. Congratulations lady!