29 posts tagged "Sarah Burton"
Keeping the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown hidden from London’s notoriously crafty paparazzi is deserving of accolades in and of itself. But today at Buckingham Palace, Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton was awarded an OBE for her contributions to British fashion. The honor, which stands for Order of the British Empire, has, in the past, been bestowed upon such fashion forces as Professor Louise Wilson of Central Saint Martins (who actually taught Burton) and Stephen Jones, among others.
After Prince Charles presented Burton with her award, The Telegraph asked the designer—who is currently pregnant with twins herself—if she would be making maternity clothes for Kate Middleton. Burton reportedly laughed and said, “I hope I will be.” To be honest, though, we’re more excited to see what she’ll show for McQueen’s upcoming pre-fall collection.
Sarah Burton cast quite a spell on editors at her Fall show back in March with her collection of frothy, organza dresses and ostrich feather coats topped off with mirrored Plexiglas visors. And at long last, McQueen fans can finally get their hands on those visors today at the label’s stores and online. To showcase the collection, the designer enlisted David Sims to shoot the house’s Fall ’12 ad campaign, starring model Suvi Koponen. Here, Style.com gets the exclusive first look at the Fall ad campaign video before it launches on AlexanderMcQueen.com later this week.
Fashion designers have forever found inspiration in fine art—recall, for example, Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian collection for Fall 1965—and today, things are no different. Barring Sarah Burton’s exquisite jacquard creations for Alexander McQueen that evoked Gustav Klimt’s gold-flecked oeuvre, the latest Resort collections were full of references that you won’t pick up in Art History 101. At Helmut Lang, Nicole and Michael Colovos turned Kate MccGwire’s contemporary feather sculptures into a digital print on soft jersey pants, while Prabal Gurung looked to Aaron Moran’s reclaimed wood works, which gave rise to the shardlike motifs on shift dresses. Clothing you might find in a gallery or museum isn’t only for the ladies—just ask Raf Simons, who used oversize T-shirts as a canvas to display Los Angeles painter Brian Calvin’s unique portraits during his latest menswear show.
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