The Queen is Dead

Full nappy?

I have to admit when I heard of the death of Alexander McQueen, I embarrassingly didn’t know who he was. The name merely rang a bell, and I could’ve probably taken a shot in the dark and only guessed he was a figure in the fashion world.

Upon reading newspaper coverage of his death I discovered he was a pioneer and innovator of ‘drop-crotch’ jeans. This style represents my favourite approach to denim fashion; ever since I bought my first pair two years ago I haven’t looked back and now own four pairs. To be honest I don’t think I’d buy any other type of jean again.

To some, the jeans look silly; the ‘drop-crotch’ section looks much like some sort of nappy device. I read one blog where someone snidely commented that they are most suited to people with colostomy bags. To me, they radiate a chilled out and relaxed style and manage to find the smart causal balance effortlessly. But that’s the thing with fashion: beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yet the trends are propagated by the instigator.

I think that’s where McQueen’s influential legacy finds a stark significance; he incited a whole host of trends and ultimately metamorphosed  perceptions.

As a budding PR person, I take lessons from this. Like McQueen I aspire to influence, persuade and alter attitudes through my creative vision.

RIP

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One thought on “The Queen is Dead

  1. hello, this is Mishy Doyle your childhood friend and Maurice aficionado…

    Anto you are such a good writer!!! keep up the bloggin’!!! alexander mcqueen is/was immense. check out one of his last shows that was inspired by charles darwin

    http://getdressed.typepad.com/.a/6a01156f7b45d3970c0120a5cd6a8c970b-800wi

    Those drop-pantyhose jeans are more MONGY than clare sapherson’s snot-encrusted face. please stop wearing them and burn ’em/ send ’em to Haiti.

    I will leave you with :

    “I bought an Alexander McQueen t-shirt today. The collar’s abit tight but it hangs well!!”

    gedddit?

    hahahahohoho

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