Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Adore: Selfridges & Co explains their love for fashion

Selfridges & Co in Manchester featured this intricate and thought provoking window display recently. A light shining on an decadent garment with the word ADORE at the foot. Beautiful right?

Well what if I told you that decadent garment was designed by the late Alexander McQueen who committed suicide in February and saddened the fashion community worldwide.

Honestly, in my opinion, McQueen was fashionably morbid like that and he saw art in everything and created art of out anything. I think, wherever he is, he loves it. He was adored and still is. For those that are left, here, Selfridges & Co. has released this statement...

"Presenting a fashion item from the new Alexander McQueen collection hanging was never intended to be linked to the designer's untimely death or how he died. Nearly all the new season items from our new window scheme, The Desirables showcased in both our London and Manchester stores, are hung artistically on their own to present them as even more extraordinary. However we do acknowledge that, in retrospect, presenting the Alexander McQueen dress in our Manchester Exchange Square store in this way was a mistake and would like to apologise if this particular window has upset anyone. The dress has been removed and replaced by another designer's garment."

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