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An Ode To McQueen

07.22.12 | Comment?

Clockwise from left: Suzanne Rogers’ Bookshelf, Alexander McQueen Collection Knuckleduster Clutch, Florence Welch in McQueen at The Met Gala, Kate Middleton in McQueen at The Jubilee Thames River Pageant, Alexander McQueen Collection Skull Ring.

As a teenager, one of the first designer purchases I made with my own money was an Alexander McQueen silk scarf. I had been obsessing over them for years, saved up for weeks, and agonized for hours over which color to buy (I ended up with a charcoal gray). Ever since, I’ve had a soft spot for anything McQueen. He was the king of the over-the-top, unconventional, and controversial. His Spring 2005 (the chessboard!) and Spring 2010 (the technological prints!) shows rank among my favorites of all time. Now, with Sarah Burton at the helm, I’m still completely in love with the house. Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was simply stunning, and Burton continues to create pieces of art, like that fantastical dress Florence Welch wore to the Met Gala.

Off the runway, I’ve always loved skull prints and designs, so McQueen’s clutches and jewelry are at the top of my “lusteworthy” list. When The Coveteur visited Suzanne Rogers’ absolutely insane, overflowing closet, I was most jealous of her wide collection of McQueen knuckleduster clutches. I’ve been thinking about buying one since they first came out—I always find it so chic when I see someone holding the clutch through the knuckle ring holder. Lately I’ve been very much into hunter green, so the green+gold clutch from FarFetch is quite possibly my favorite version so far. For a more affordable purchase, I may take the plunge with one of the gem-topped skull rings—I love the look of an oversized gold ring with a simple tee and black jeans. There’s really nothing better than adding to your McQueen collection!

Renee

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