Bits & Bytes: Manic for McQueen

Jacket, black silk satin lined in red silk with encapsulated human hair, from McQueen’s graduation collection, Jack the Ripper Stalks his Victims, 1992. From Isabella Blow’s collection courtesy of the Honorable Daphne Guinness. (picture Betty Sze for

Windswept and rainy New York seems a fitting day for the opening of the Costume Institute’s Alexander McQueen exhibit. Hear Andrew Bolton (curator of the exhibit) talk about it on the Met’s blog.

More McQueen links:

ALT expounds on his best dressed list at the Met Gala.

Check out some of the ultra chic arrivals for the Met/McQueen Gala on McQueen’s facebook page.

The Cut takes a video tour through the exhibit.

And if you haven’t see it yet, check out our MDX feature story on the Met/McQueen exhibit.

Other fashion/designer news:

Visionaire‘s new issue will be guest edited by Riccardo Tisci; with Lea T and Lara Stone set to star in it, expect magic.

I know it seems sooo long ago (5 days) but if you didn’t get to read Karl and Donatella’s reaction to THAT dress, here are the verdicts on WWD.

Wow, Fashionista is REAAAALLLLY good at sniffing these out.

Upcoming events:

Daniel Peddle, our favorite casting director/painter, has a new series called Undertow, curated by Nicola Vassell, with the opening reception TOMORROW, May 5th, at NP Art Center, 6-8pm (Christie St, corner Delancey).

Fashionista hosts a panel, May 9th, with a cool lineup of industry people.

Kate Dillon, our favorite plus size model/mommy is doing a run/walk for her charity. Here’s a note from the lovely Ms Dillon: “If you cannot make the 5K I would greatly appreciate your support. You can sponsor me via my Crowdrise page – no pledge is too small and 100% of the money I raise will go to supporting Komera Scholarships. Komera Scholarships include full tuition at a boarding school, uniforms, health insurance, sanitary care, and transportation and are given annually to girls in rural Rwanda who have the desire and the drive to achieve secondary education, but who lack the resources to do so. Just $1.37 a day can send a girl to secondary school – $500 a year to give a motivated young girl the opportunity to transform her life out of poverty.

  1. Well, best dressed at the MET for me were Liu Wen, Hilary Rhoda, Daphne Guiness and queen Mariacarla Boscono. Trentini and Karmen Pedaru looked good too.
    Rest was very mwoah… or downright ugly.

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