Daphne Guinness In Alexander McQueen – 2011 Met Gala

Daphne Guinness made a dramatic entrance on the red carpet at the 2011 Met Gala – as expected.

She opted for a feathered Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 frock.

The lilac creation with exaggerated hips was worn with silver Mary Janes. I had hoped she would wear the armadillo shoes from the Spring 2011 collection.

Her statement gown was accessorized with tasseled earrings and styled with her signature blonde and black updo hairstyle.

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Hilary Rhoda In Alexander McQueen – 2011 Met Gala

There hasn’t been as much Alexander McQueen on the red carpet at the 2011 Met Gala as we expected.

Hilary Rhoda is one of the few wearing McQueen tonight.

She opted for an Alexander McQueen white silk tuxedo coat dress from the Spring 2011 collection.

The all white look was paired with white python booties and a McQueen Britannia clutch from the same collection.

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Catherine Middleton In Sarah Burton For Alexander McQueen – 2011 Royal Wedding Evening Celebrations

Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge was seen leaving Clarence House to travel to Buckingham Palace for the evening celebrations following her wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in London today.

She was glowing as any bride would be on her big day wearing another Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown.

The white sweetheart neckline satin gown with an embellished waistband was paired with a white mohair cropped cardigan.

Fun fact of the day, Catherine did her own make-up for her wedding.

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Catherine Middleton In Sarah Burton For Alexander McQueen – 2011 Royal Wedding


I will finally admit my reluctance to get excited about the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton was a defence mechanism to prevent disappointed.

She didn’t disappoint.

Catherine was resplendent as she made her way to Westminster Abbey this morning.

I was actually was quite emotional seeing Catherine as she left the Goring Hotel, and I’m sure many of you shared that feeling.

Her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen ivory sweetheart neckline gown had a gorgeous French Chantilly lace bodice and a full skirt.

The dress is made with ivory and white satin gazar with a train measuring two metres 70 centimetres.

Catherine wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work. She worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress.

The wedding shoes were hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen and are made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.

The bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly and draws on the traditions of flowers of significance for the Royal Family, the Middleton family and from the Language of Flowers.

The flowers’ meanings in the bouquet are:
Lily-of-the-valley: Return of happiness
Sweet William: Gallantry
Hyacinth: Constancy of love
Ivy: Fidelity; marriage; wedded love; friendship; affection
Myrtle: the emblem of marriage; love.

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15.04.11 Press Preview

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 Press Preview

Yesterday I was honoured to be one of the few people invited to the Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 preview at their Bond Street store in London.

During my one-to-one I got to see the current Spring and Resort collection; spying many celebrity red carpet looks including Blake Lively’s amfAR New York Gala dress, Mila Kunis’ SAG Awards dress and Rachel Zoe’s Alexander McQueen folk tote.

The majority of the collection was on display with a beautiful mix of powerful pieces ranging from black vixens pieces accented with leather harnesses to snow white fur trimmed pieces.

Despite some of the hard edge to some of the pieces, I love the fairy-tale spirit.

McQueen was very specific about the type of celebrity who would wear his creations on the red carpet, and that will continue.

Noomi Rapace, Cate Blanchett and Anna Paquin are all fans of the brand. They have a mysterious aura about them which enables them to carry the pieces so well on the red carpet.

I can see them all wearing this collection, which also includes a few Cannes worthy gowns.

Seeing the collection up close was breath-taking because the attention to detail is incredible. It gave me an even greater appreciation of the collection and the hours which go into creating such iconic pieces.

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The accessories include the runway shoes which will be going into production with the exclusion of the heel with the spike.

Skulls continue to be the signature feature on the bags and clutches. I love the skull above with the spiked Mohican.