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Dressing the McQueen Way … March 17, 2009

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Dressing The McQueen Way …

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The son of a taxi driver, East Londoner Alexander McQueen didn’t begin his life with a slew of connections in the fashion world. Instead, it was his incredible imagination coupled with his indisputable abilities as a designer that put him on the fast track to fame. Now hailed as one of the most creative designers alive today, style icon Alexander McQueen is notorious for his theatrical runway shows that elevate fashion to the level of art.

I remember when McQueen first made his debut way back in the early 90s, I knew that fashion would never be the same again. And it hasn’t.

Just like Westwood before him, McQueen with his distinct aesthetic and theatrical presence on the catwalk, has brought in the much-needed element of fun.

Indeed, his reputation has partly been built on his unwillingness to conform to the norm, and his repeated demonstrations of how true style is about cultivating individuality. Before graduating with a master’s from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, Alexander McQueen cut his teeth at Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard, where it is rumored that he routinely graffitied profanities into linings intended for Prince Charles’ suits.

You can read the full Alexander McQueen article @ AskMen.Com ….

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Target’s Alex McQueen Party: Tonight, NYC and Free! February 14, 2009

Note: The real reason to go is to attend my colorist Laura’s boyfriend’s band gig here. Golden Pyramid is the B-52s of the 21st century!

target-steve-mcqueen-mcq-market-08The bi-annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City have always ushered in a few surprises. And this season is no different as the show kicked off this morning at Bryant Park. Splashed across the back page of The Daily – Front Row, the official trade paper of the show, was the announcement of a pop-up shop between British designer Alexander McQueen and discount retail giant Target. The pop-up store, named Target McQ Market, will offer exclusive items by the famed designer at affordable everyday prices. The store will only exist for 2 DAYS ONLY, starting tomorrow, February 14th, at Noon, till Sunday, February 15th. The store is located at the very Westside of Manhattan, in 330 West Street. If you are in the great New York City, you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity. Editor Note: Knowing that many out-of-towners are in New York City this week, we have included a visual, step-by-step, walking direction to the storefront. Check it out after the jump. Target x Alexander McQueen – Target McQ Market 330 West Street | Map New York, NY 10014 Event Date: February 14th (Tomorrow!) – February 15th (Sunday) | Noon – 10 pm

For more info, click here.