Shoe art from Alexander McQueen

It’s not every day that a pair of heels deserves an exclusive glass rack in the living room amidst numerous souvenirs, expensive wall hangings and art sculptures.

The fashion house of Alexander McQueen illustrates just how design brilliance doesn’t end at the ankles, but goes all the way till the bottom of the feet.

These intricately designed wedges, part of the McQueen spring 2011 collection, are a classic embodiment of artistic surrealism. The crisp, but gentle flower petals curve around the edges of the leather platform creating a perfect balance between design and wearability. Almost exhibiting a Grecian bride look, this creation by Sarah Burton is a true amalgamation of fashion and art.

via Shoe art from Alexander McQueen > Women’s Shoes & Boots.

Fashion’s King, Alexander McQueen

Grasp the sartorial genius of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen with an exclusive private tour  ($350) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty on June 27. Andrew Bolton, curator of the Met’s Costume Institute as well as the exhibit, reveals how McQueen drew on his deep knowledge of the history of fashion to create clothes that were at once au courant and timeless. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty continues through July 31.

via Fashion’s King, Alexander McQueen | Robb Report.

Casino royale

Lead by the ornate collection from the late Alexander McQueen, the fall 2010 season was spattered with medieval references of the rich and regal kind. Plush velvets, jacquards and silk brocades were an artful display of luxury in a perhaps less-than-luxurious time. Will these references carry their way into the new year? We’ll be able to tell you soon enough as the fall 2011 collections hit the runway, and our pages soon thereafter. In the meantime, BJ Pascual brings us this breathtaking pictorial featuring more of those rich and regal pieces – transposed to a modern casino setting. Jessica Yang stars.

via Casino royale > Fashion Photo Shoots.

Flashy Evening Bags for New Year’s Eve

As 2010 gets ready to pack its bags, it leaves behind memorable moments in fashion history: The death of Lee Alexander McQueen was heartbreaking, and while the world mourned the loss of a fashion icon, Naomi Campbell lifted our spirits by honoring his death with the Fashion for Relief runway show. Christopher Kane reminded us why polka dots are awesome, the utility trouser became a summer staple, Lady Gaga was dressed in meat, and Karl Lagerfeld awed the world by adding ice and snow at the Chanel Fall/Winter 2010 fashion show in Paris. A great year indeed! To celebrate 2010’s departure we hand-selected a few bags that are jaw-dropping and glamorous with a capital G.

via Flashy Evening Bags for New Year’s Eve | Runway Trends.