Come the new year my fashion and nightlife tips will be broadcast throughout salons in New York City! I can’t spill much more but it is going to be super fab, I am so excited, so bring it on 2012! Happy New Year!!!
Sickkk photos by Katie Finger.
In honor of the continuous light that Alexander McQueen will always shine onto the fashion world, his meatpacking shop’s window features its own light that never goes out, the unbelievable “Mother” chandelier from Hudson Furniture Inc, along with a magnificent gown and dazzlingly iconic face mask.
Here is a look back at the genius gone too soon:
Alexander McQueen, 417 West 14th, 212.645.1797
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“What draws me to fashion is art… and certainly not fashion as status symbol” -Daphne Guinness
Seldom does the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology honor style icons so I was estatic to find out that their current exhibition pays due homage to the über fashionable Daphne Guinness. The Guinness family heiress inducted into the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame in 1994 is an inspiration to designers and fashionistas alike, and a serious collector of haute couture; having purchased the late Isabella Blow’s wardrobe in its entirety to preserve it, as if the collection is a posthumous extension of the muse.
On view until January 7, the exhibit spotlights nearly 100 extraordinary pieces of Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and Valentino from her personal collection grouped together according to the icon’s personal tastes and predilection for dandyism, armor, chic, evening chic, exoticism, and sparkle. And preceding the Guinness garbed mannequins, in its own enclave are on display Daphne’s sickkk shoe and accessories collaborations with Nina Ricci, Christian Louboutin, Shaun Leane, and Philip Treacy. Also showcased are Guinness videos, “The Phenomenology of the Body (which explores the politics of clothing), Mnemosyne (which was inspired by her perfume), and Tribute to Alexander McQueen…” (Fine, Cherie, Daphne Guinness Exhibition).
The highly edited, extremely opulent, immensely inspiring exhibit is definitely worth your visit, so if you’re in the Chelsea neighborhood be sure to pop in; the intimate display takes no more than a half hour of your time and costs nothing!
Unfortunately pictures were not allowed inside the museum so here are some shots of Daphne Guinness:
Images courtesy of Vogue, Inspiration Crave & Style.com
These two perfect presents at Moschino’s meatpacking shop go together like lamb and tuna fish. Spaghetti and meatball. Moschino and I. The always dexterous, occasionally edgy, and sometimes girly label is an accomplished marriage of carefully crafted artistic intent and ironic playful creativity, which oft times takes the form of its contradictory, unexpected, and satirical components; think lacquered veggies on the lapel of a classic tweed blazer, black suede jacket swiss cheese’d by golden paillettes, and crinoline layered pencil skirts.
With such attention to detail and unorthodox embellishments, Rossella Jardini makes her contemporaries seasonal crops look the step child produce of aloof negligence.
And although the collection is rather mild for the label in comparison to seasons past (and its Spring Summer future), it’s still amazing! So get wrapped up in Moschino Resort 2012.
Moschino, 401 West 14th, 212.243.8600
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