18.2.10

the continuation of alexander mcqueen


I woke up this morning to the news that the Gucci Group, who own a stake in the Alexander McQueen label will continue the collection.   They will present in Paris during fashion week as well.   I can't quite imagine anyone else filling his shoes, can you??



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  1. yesterday I was reading this story about Dior who also died young and YSL filled his place with great success! I admit I didn't know that he died so early or more accurately I didn't associate the 2 unfortunate events. But maybe the collections mcQueen left behind are rich enough for another designer to be inspired of and for his vision to continue through someone else's eyes! But who knows? The 2 situations are very different, I know!

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  2. YSl did an amazing job as does Lagerfeld @ Chanel, but Mcqueen's vision was so much more then the clothes- political and never afraid to be confrontational and always theatrical, in addition to his amazing tailoring skills that I wonder who could take it over. His work was so complex. Perhaps it will change a great deal and be a commercial success. I wonder about Vivienne Westwood?

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  3. Definitely you are right, even if another designer or creative team is appointed to take over, I think it will take a more commercial turn which is ok, i guess, but still rather sad! Same goes for Westwood, I don't think there will be anyone who will come close to her style without "mimicing" her.

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  4. As SJP said, there will never be another one like him. The way names are exploited without their ideology carried on, and the way labels have become so ridiculously corporate drives me nuts. I'm all for designers making their style accessible to the public (i.e. Target, whatever), but so many brilliant designers have had their names cheapened and control of what their name gets slapped on lost (think Pierre Cardin, Halston). I just don't think anyone will ever be able to do it like Alexander McQueen did.

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