To say that the passing of Alexander McQueen came as a total shock doesn’t get close to what a tragedy his death meant to the world of design. His innovative, forward-thinking and passionate emotion that he thrust into his work maybe was the end all for him. Maybe he gave so much that it left him feeling THAT empty. I don’t know…for someone as talented as him to take their own life leaves me so baffled.
Thank goodness his work lives on and his iconic look (i.e skull) can be re-lived with the Rug Company’s edition of four area rugs and three cushions. I love how his historical-meets-modern world-meets edgy-meets fantasy-meets genius perfectly translates to the Rug Company’s motto of “meticulous craftsmanship with that extra ingredient, the talent of the world’s most distinguished and experienced designers. They know how to combine modern design flair with traditional techniques. They reinvigorate this age-old craft and make us look at the rug with a fresh eye. Together we create rugs that we believe to be precious, unique and to have long-lasting value”.
"feathers"....cashmere + wool
"hummingbird"....wool + metallic thread...i think this would be so amazing in a media room....keep it dark.
"skull"....wool + silk
"military brocade"....wool + silk
"hummingbird cushion"....wool + metallic thread
"skull black"....wool cushion
"skull gold"....wool cushion
a few of my favorite looks from Fall/Winter 2010 + Spring/Summer 2011 ( i would post every single look from Spring/Summer 2011 by the way...it's beyond.)
all rug + cushion images from Rug Company.
all Mcqueen gorgeousness from the Alexander McQueen website.
Soundtrack for this swoon worthy bounty: his latest fan, Lady Gaga, of course.