I’ve gone on Gilt several times, and I don’t get how to use the site.
The format of the page is so strange, it’s not like a regular website. It looks like a fancy flash site, but usually, on those flash sites, you never need to scroll since everything is formatted in a way where you don’t need to scroll your browser window. I feel so awkward scrolling and navigating the site.
Alexander McQueen goes on sale tomorrow at noon:
Not that I’m interested, but why do they have to make everything look drab. The very dark shadows and gray background. I guess the grays are used to match the awkward site?
Here’s the same dress on the Spring 2009 runway:
Not saying the dress looks good, but it certainly looks more fashion forward. (Even if the model looks like some sort of undeveloped fetus–mermaid legs stuck together, hair bound to the skull).
My favorite McQueen moments happened almost a decade ago. I haven’t been a fan of his more recent collections, but when I was much younger, his shows were incredibly inspirational. I’d say late nineties to early 00′s.
Most memorable shows:
1993 Collection: tampon strings
Spring 1999: Shaloam Harlow getting sprayed paint by 2 robots
Spring 2001 RTW: insane asylum chic, models prancing around a caged in windowed space with padding, light neutral collection, plump naked lady in scary mask in room full of butterflies
These days, designers brand themselves through the spectacle of pop stars and actresses in their front rows. Back at the turn of the century, McQueen made a spectacle through his dark theatrical fashion performances. Truly a moment in fashion history.
A walk through the Meatpacking District in NYC…
Gold photographs of Kate Moss coat the windows at Stella McCartney.
Remember painting butterflies when you were young? Where the art teacher would instruct you to paint half a butterfly on half a folded sheet of paper? and then close the sheet of paper and reopen it to get a symmetrical butterfly? Symmetry on the poster outside McQueen much like the symmetry at Stella.
The newly opened Matthew Williamson store.
DVF‘s Talitha Getty inspired collection and window.
Hot air balloons made from cute itty bitty dresses at Moschino! Eerily romantic as they always are.