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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alexander McQueen Thriller Faithful Glove Clutch



I never wrote up a review for Alexander McQueen's Faithful Glove Clutch because I didn't like it. It was a bit too gimmicky for my taste. Then last week happened, and I'm still dumb-founded and rather pissed off that one of the most brilliant designers the world has and will ever know is suddenly gone. I've been searching for a McQueen bag to write about so I could sum up my feelings about him as a designer, but nothing has struck me as special enough to immortalize him. Until now, that is. As I browsed my usual sites this morning, I came across the Thriller Faithful Glove Clutch.

It's safe to say the irony of this bag isn't lost on any of us. McQueen's homage to the King of Pop, whom we lost suddenly and nonsensically last year, is now itself a posthumous homage to an incredible designer gone too soon.

I still feel the same way about the bag itself. I won't sugar coat this just because McQueen is dead. What I do like, in fact, love about this version is that the gimmick works here. It's appropriate and totally called for. What other accessory epitomized Michael Jackson more than his sequined white glove? None. McQueen understood that as well and chose to rework his design to play tribute to an avant-garde genius much like himself.

I have a feeling this bag will sell out quickly. McQueen's designs are flying off the racks as fashionistas fear they'll never have another opportunity to own a piece of fashion history. While I won't be one of those people, I'll still admire his designs through photos and video as I do with Jackson's work.

I'd like to say something about Alexander McQueen as part of the permanent record on Señora Cartera. I don't pretend to understand what led such a brilliant man at the height of his career to take his own life. I only hope he is at peace. Speaking as a mother, my own wish is that he would have found courage to stick it out long enough to allow life and his God-given talent to give him the will to live. I think that's what his beloved mother would have wanted for him.

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3 Responses to "Alexander McQueen Thriller Faithful Glove Clutch"
  1. gail said...
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Dania, well said, as always. I too didn't quite get this clutch in its original iteration (black leather glove), but this version makes total sense and the irony is just too sad for me. I loved MJ since I was 7 years old and was just beginning to appreciate Alexander McQueen (especially his handbags). It is impossible to understand the depths of despondency that drive someone to suicide, so we can only bear a heavy heart imagining their anquish.

    I have not purchased anything McQueen since his death, but I had been wanting to purchase one of McQueens knuckle duster clutches for a long time, but waiting for the right one to come along. Ironically, one did via Saks pre-order online just prior to McQueen's death. It is a petrol/purple python. I think it then sold out subsequently... I will share pics when it arrives. I will cherish it.

  2. Dania Padron said...
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Gail,

    You must send me pics of the clutch when you get it. That's an amazing bag, and now it'll have so much more meaning to it.

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