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Alexander McQueen@ Target? Or do I need another cropped blazer in black? Yes, yes ... I do.

  • Apr 24, 2009
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 I love an asymmetrical line.  Such as this:

This is what I imagine flight attendants of the not-too-distant-apocalyptic future will wear as they serve us $10 honey-roasted peanuts at cruising altitude.  Of course this little ensemble is part of his McQ's runway show, which are notorious for their outrageous theatrics, such as unfolding the fashion narrative with dance, where models saunter across the catwalk/stage, ballroom dancing with muscular dudes dressed in sailor outfits, or having models walk with wolves on leashes as fashion props.

I truly fell in love with Alexander McQueen with his Fall 08 collection, or what I refer to as the Bjork in Black line, featuring models eerily resembling the Icelandic singer, where some pieces adorn peacock motifs, as Bjork is privy to dressing up like a bird.  I have always semi-liked Alexander McQueen's work, where there are always a few stunning pieces per season.  Just as Yves Saint Laurant before him, some of Alexander McQueen womenswear plays with androgyny, with little blazers and pants, mixing Edwardian looks with feminine touches.  His futuristic interpretations of fashion staples such as the peek-a-boo slit redefined, creates the illusion of nudity, balancing it tastefully with stylish finishing.  It's sleek, punk and incredibly hot.

Now the "enfant terrible" is joining the ranks of Michael Graves in housewares, Sonia Kashuk  in cosmetics, and Mizarahi in appareal, as Alexander McQueen becomes another designer featured at Target.  Okay, since it's Target we're talking about, it may not be French-government certified coture seamstresses stitching these garments, but this is pretty amazing for Target.  These Target-interpretations of a McQueen's Ready To Wear Line kind of ... kind of get the concept of what a McQ article of clothing would be like on the $20-60 scale.  But since this is RTW on the cheapies, it fairly decent, but on the whole the pants and shirts in the McQ line could have been cut better, and they are not very fitted, which is important in any clothing buying decision making process, even though its only a t-shirt from Target.   

If the $2100 dress above is a little out of your price range, then maybe the Target version is more attainable:

The little gray jacket above is way hot and asymmetrical on the cheapies.  The Alexander McQueen collection is not available at all Target locations.   
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October 17, 2009
I love the McQueen... thanks for this! Lots of their designer stuff is just silly, but I can totally get behind these.
October 20, 2009
McQ's stuff is great. I think the Target McQ line was only for one season. ...but I hope, I hope there will be more in the future. McQ's style translates better in for Fall Ready-To-Wear. Right now I see Target has a Anna Sui collection. Maybe they're rotating different designers?
April 27, 2009
Oooh, I love this dress! It's hard for find a dress with short sleeves in the summer, one that isn't just cropped in the shoulders. Though, at the price, I don't know how I can commit! ;)
April 29, 2009
I know, huh! It is pretty pricy ... but lovely. Well, the target version of McQ is the more reasonable price route. ; ]
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Lee Alexander McQueen CBE (16 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was an English fashion designer.

Website's bio, "Alexander McQueen was born in London on March 17th 1969 as the youngest of six children. He left school at the age of 16 and was immediately offered an apprenticeship at the traditional Saville Row tailors Anderson and Shephard and then at neighbouring Gieves and Hawkes, both masters in the technical construction of clothing.

From there he moved to the theatrical costumiers Angels and Bermans where he mastered 6 methods of pattern cutting from the melodramatic 16th Century to the razor sharp tailoring which has become a McQueen signature. Aged 20 he was employed by the designer Koji Tatsuno, who also had his roots in British tailoring. A year later McQueen travelled to Milan where he was gainfully employed as Romeo Giglis design assistant. He finally returned to London in 1994 where he completed a Masters degree in Fashion Design at St. Martins. His degree collection was famously bought in its entirety by Isabella Blow.

Alexander McQueen is known for both the emotional power and raw energy of the shows as well as the romantic but determinedly contemporary nature of the collections. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity and fluidity and severity. An openly emotional and even passionate viewpoint is realised with a profound respect and influence for the arts and ...

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