How Alexander McQueen Reached the Pinnacle of the Fashion World

Born on March 17, 1969, Lee Alexander McQueen was way too young when he died on February 11, 2010. The cause of death was an apparent suicide, but what will be most remembered is the permanent imprint he has left on the world of fashion.

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, widely considered London’s most prestigious fashion school, was where McQueen received his masters degree in fashion design. Even before then he had worked for a wide range of designers, but it was only after graduating that he established his own label and brand in London.

What gave brand recognition to his label were his now infamous “bumster pants”, which were controversial because the low waistband exposed a lot of skin, particularly around the buttocks and the hips. However, almost inevitably, the “bumsters” gained wide acceptance in the world of fashion.

While he kept it as a secret from his family until he was eighteen, according to himself he knew that he was gay already at the age of six. In a yacht owned by a friend of celebrity Kate Moss, romance blossomed with documentary film maker boyfriend George Forsyth, and they started dating in 2000. The relationship lasted until 2007, when they separated. Read the rest of this entry »

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Supermodels That Have Changed The Fashion World

What does it take to be considered a face of the fashion industry? Who are the long-limbed, leggy, glamazons that make the world’s most elite and beautiful couture come alive? They are the world’s most sought after supermodels. They are tall, thin and glamorous. They look good in every type of outfit under the sun. They work with the most renowned fashion designers. They are the faces you see on runways, in magazines and on billboards. Fashion school students study them. The whole world admires them. Here are just a few of these game-changing supermodels and the influence they have left on the world of fashion design.

Cindy Crawford is more of an enterprise than a mere supermodel. In the mid 80′s the wholesome, Midwestern Crawford made waves on the scene with her sexy body and her famous mole. She went on to grace the covers of hundreds of magazines, and she sauntered down many a catwalk. From there, she got endorsements for makeup lines and soft drinks, and appearances in Hollywood films. In 1995, Forbes magazine named Crawford the world’s highest-paid model. Her career has slowed down a bit since getting older, married, and having children, but the nineteen-nineties will always belong to Miss Crawford. Read the rest of this entry »

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