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Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Legacy Fit For A King

As I sit here writing about yet another Alexander McQueen Skull Clutch, I find it difficult to believe that he is no longer with us. His unrivaled talent is so ingrained in every piece he every designed that I feel as if he hasn't really left us at all.

This version of his now legendary Skull Clutch is nothing short of spectacular. The design - part of his final collection - is a testament to everything he stood for as a fashion designer. A man known for pushing the boundaries of design, the "king of avant-garde", took a youthful, punk-inspired, rock-n-roll chic bag and transformed it into a work of art.

Is the rhinestone-clad queen skull adorning the clasp a bit over the top? Well, yes, of course. This is Alexander McQueen we're talking about. I'd expect nothing less. I can turn to a myriad of designers for prim and proper bags. But let's not mince words here. My favorite detailing on this particular clutch is the pattern of gold-accented red patent leather petals covering the entire exterior. Oh, how I could stare at this bag forever! What is not to absolutely love about this parting gift from McQueen? Red patent leather, gold detailing, skulls, rhinestones - it's all a crazy yet sophisticated melding of elements. In a word, it's perfection.

Thank you for leaving us with these jewels of design to treasure forever, Mr. McQueen. Thank you.

Available for pre-order via Neiman Marcus ($2265)


3 Responses to "A Legacy Fit For A King"
  1. Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...
    Friday, October 08, 2010

    I always love his clutches and was just thinking today as I browsed the new McQueen Spring 11 collection how surreal it is that he's no longer creating it.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend Dania!

  2. James Michael White said...
    Friday, October 08, 2010

    Hi Dania! I'll finally start blogging again on Monday and I was going to mention your comeback, but that's just not sufficient for someone that has been such a support system for me, since I started blogging. How would you like to do a guest post? I'll send you a contributor invitation, so you can draft it at your leisure over the weekend.

  3. 8Fairy8 said...
    Tuesday, January 04, 2011

    Thank you! Keep up the good work!
    Now i find a good tote bag for my daughter in, However i don't know it's fit her or not, any one help me?

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