So yeah, Thursdays. They are legit.
Ok, moving on to Dior. Dior in Springtime, that is.
What do you think of the Dior Spring Collection? Does it make you totally crave warm weather and flowers and tea parties?
Shots from the runway shows for the Spring 2010 collection and Spring 2008 collection
Dresses from McQueen's Spring 2010 collection
McQueen was born in London on March 17, 1969, the youngest of six children. He left high school at the age of 16th, but was offered an internship at the famous Saville Row tailors Anderson and Shepard and, soon after, Gieves and Hawkes.Sandra Bullock, Anna Paquin and McQueen's muse, Isabella Blow
After working in theatrical costuming, he was hired by designer Koji Tatsuno. A short year later, McQueen travelled to Milan where he worked as an assistant to Romeo Gigli. Following his stint in Milan, McQueen returned to London and completed a Master's degree in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martin's.Pewter platform shoe from McQueen's Fall 2009 collection
His big break came in 1992, when he famously debuted his MA collection, which was bought in its entirety by Isabella Blow.
Shots from Spring 2001 collection and Spring 2007 collection
In October 1996, he was named Chief Designer at couture house Givenchy, where he worked until March 2001.
In less than 10 years in the industry, McQueen became one of the most highly respected fashion designers and artists in the world. He boasted many famous clients including long-time friend Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham and Drew Barrymore. In 2008, McQueen made headlines when he dressed First Lady Michelle Obama in his signature pinstripe pant suit for the Presidential campaign.
His continually-fresh perspective and artistic ingenuity will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Here's to the life and work of Alexander McQueen--
LesliePhoto credits: alexandermcqueen.com, Vogue, Elle, Glamour
Chanel is one of my all-time favorite labels, not because I own tons of it, (maybe someday, sigh...), but because for me, it defines classic elegance. I've always been intrigued by the life of Coco Chanel, but all I ever heard about was her life and success after starting the design house. I wanted to know, well, Coco before she was "Chanel", if you will.
The movie stars Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel and is directed by Anne Fontaine. It's a beautiful tribute to a fashion icon and I would definitely recommend adding it to your Netflix queue.
Who are some of your favorite fashion icons and design houses? Anyone else get goosebumps when they hear stories like Coco Chanel's?
In honor of the recent passing of Alexander McQueen, we'll be looking at some of his most famous looks from the runway to the red carpet.