>> Steven Alan showed a cozy layered collection for Fall 2011, and it couldn’t come at a more welcome time for the attendees hustling in from 17 mph winds outside the Chelsea Pier 59 Studios earlier this morning. Alan's display of oversized blazer coats, crewneck sweaters, shift dresses, and trousers gave an old-school collegiate feel reminiscent of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Wine, blue, oatmeal, navy, and hunter green made up the color palette, while classic dot prints and demure floral prints added texture to the collection. The standout print, a bold multi-colored horizontal stripe pattern, made its way onto wool shift dresses, skirts, and a coat. And show stylist Sarah Foldenauer finished off the preppy cool looks with crushable floppy fedoras, covetable ribbed tights, diminutive cross-body bags, and wedge booties.
Posts for February 10th 2011
Alexander McQueen Once Grabbed Lady Gaga's Breasts Because He Thought They Resembled Isabella Blow's
>> Lady Gaga appears on Vogue's March 2011 cover — photographed by Mario Testino — wearing Haider Ackermann; inside, she sports Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Hussein Chalayan, and more Haider Ackermann. But as much as she loves her McQueen, she is also known for supporting unheard-of designers, and she notes: “I pay for a lot of fashion myself because I want to support young designers.”
It's all about returning the love to her early adopters, she says: “The fashion community in general got me much earlier than everyone else. But actually, I felt truly embraced by this London cultural movement, that McQueen, Isabella [Blow], Daphne Guinness wing of the English crowd. I remember when I first started doing photo shoots, people would say, ‘My God, you look so much like Isabella Blow, it scares me.’ And McQueen used to say, ‘Oh, my God, your boobs!’ He actually grabbed both of them and said, ‘Even your boobs are like hers!’”