Long Live McQueen – from gorgeous gowns to regal rugs

Whilst the legendary Alexander McQueen is recently deceased his ubiquitous fashion house has the worlds media buzzing with the dazzling, fitted, long-sleeved lace gown designed for Kate Middleton by the creative director Sarah Burton.

“Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing,” the palace said. ” Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterizes Alexander McQueen’s work.”  In the evening Catherine changed into yet another McQueen head turner – a white satin strapless evening gown with a circle skirt and diamante detailing around the waist. 

Even her sister Philippa Middleton wore McQueen – made of a heavy, ivory satin-based crepe, with a cowl front and with the same button detail and lace trims as the Bride’s dress.  

Having met him once, I am so pleased that the McQueen brand has had the opportunity to shine on this fabulous Royal occasion showcasing the Best of British.

McQueen also recently launched collection of Rug’s through the wonderful Rug Company.  Three years in the making, the Rug Company’s collaboration with Alexander McQueen encapsulates their combined commitment to arresting design, superior qualities and luxurious yarns.

Taking the inspiration from various embroidery seen in his collections – the dramatic Military Brocade design originally created for a coat, the instantly recognisable skull motif. The rugs are recognisable as strong McQueen designs. However my favourite is the hummingbird design with its extremely delicate design with lustrous iridescent silk set against a dark wool background.  So now I’ll just have to save for one or marry a prince!



  1. May 3, 2011 / 11:55 am

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