Long Live McQueen!

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Now that the runway lights have dimmed, what do we make of Sarah Burton’s first design effort for Alexander McQueen?

Since McQueen’s death, there’s been a whole lot of nervous chatter about whether his successor can deliver.

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Show Goes On Without McQueen

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The fashion world may still be mourning the loss of Alexander McQueen but it’s clear now that the show must go on.

So it’s with mixed emotions that I’m writing this post and sharing with you the McQ Autumn/Winter 2010 Lookbook.

You’ll probably enjoy each look on each of the 23 pages as much as I did. Click to view.


Leona Lewis, Colbie Caillat Star in New Cotton Ads

Colbie Caillat and Leona Lewis are the stars of the newest cotton commercials.

Following on from campaigns featuring Jazmine Sullivan, Zooey Deschanel and Miranda Lambert, the two apply their own musical styles to the familiar cotton jingle.

Both commercials were styled by Anthony Franco and, according to Cotton, Inc., present a rich and colorful montage of the artists’ lives in cotton fashions by such well-known designers as Dries Van Noten, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.

The commercials will air on national and cable rotation beginning April 12, 2010 as :30 and :15 spots.

Click here to download and listen to each artist’s song, or read more to check out the ads.

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Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2010 Collection to Launch

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We miss Alexander McQueen. A lot.

So when I received an email today about the launch of the Alexander McQueen Men’s underwear collection for Autumn / Winter 2010, I had mixed feelings. But I was happy to know that the Gucci Group is holding true to the promise it made right after his death.

“The Group is providing all logistical, financial and human support to the Alexander McQueen team and working hard to continue the brand’s growth,” they said back in February.

So, the brand continues on with this new four-range collection: Basic, Fashion, Sleepwear and Loungewear. And the whole thing seems very McQueen with his iconic prints, including that all-over skull print as the feature on a few pieces.

The collection will be available online on www.alexandermcqueen.com and in stores worldwide from June 2010.

Prices range from £35 for a basic boxer to £370 for silk jacquard pyjamas set.


How Alexander McQueen Really Died

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Reports today confirmed that Alexander McQueen’s death was a suicide.

According to most media outlets, the designer also left a note behind.

He was found dead in his apartment last Thursday.

Read CNN.com’s report.