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V&A show to celebrate work of Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011. Credit: Donna Ward/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The work of late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen will be showcased at an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum next year.

'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' will take place from 14 March to 19 July 2015.

In 2011 Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty was well received in New York. Credit: Donna Ward/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The V&A says the show will be the first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe and will highlight McQueen’s 'visionary body of work'.

The exhibition will span McQueen's nearly 20-year career from his 1992 MA graduate collection at Central Saint Martins to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection.

'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' will take place at the V&A next year Credit: Donna Ward/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Alexander McQueen died in February 2010 at the age of 40.


Kim and Kanye booed on arrival at Paris fashion show

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West provoked the ire of fashion aficionados when they attended a Lanvin show in Paris yesterday.

The couple were loudly booed as they arrived at their front row seats beside the catwalk at the National School of Fine Arts.

Kanye protested, telling photographers at the event: "[designer] Alber asked to see us, it wasn't us. Alber asked to see us. We're not late, we're not late."

Victoria Beckham named 'greatest style icon'

Fashion designer and former Spice girl Victoria Beckham has been named 'greatest style icon' in a survey of 1,000 women for Hello! Fashion Monthly.

Victoria beat off stiff competition from actress Emma Watson who came second and model Kate Moss who was third.

Victoria Beckham named 'greatest style icon'. Credit: Charles Guerin/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Seven out of the top 10 women in the list are British and include Alexa Chung, Cara Delevingne, her sister Poppy and Rita Ora while American's Olivia Palermo, Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian also feature as stylish stars.

"It's great to see such a high percentage of British women represented within Hello! Fashion Monthly's new list of the most stylish stars. As a nation, we are really dominating the industry at present.

– Hello! Fashion Monthly's Editor-At-Large, Hilary Alexander

Fashion-forward Kate makes Vanity Fair's Hall of Fame

The Duchess of Cambridge has been honoured in Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed Hall of Fame.

Kate stands alongside style icons such as Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong'o, and also makes an appearance on the magazine's international best-dressed list for the fifth time.

This bright red Catherine Walker coatdress was deemed to be her 'notable ensemble of 2014'. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Her entry notes the Duchess' love of Stella McCartney, Temperley London and Alexander McQueen, Erdem and Jonathan Saunders.

"A bright red Catherine Walker coatdress on a royal tour of New Zealand in April," was deemed to be Kate's "notable ensemble of 2014."


Dolce and Gabbana cool on Victoria Beckham's designs

Dolce, right, with Gabbana, left, and Victoria Beckham in Milan in 2008. Credit: Empics

Italian fashion giants Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have said their "friend" Victoria Beckham may well be a designer but they list her alongside high street names.

When asked in London this evening what they thought of new designers such as former Spice Girl Beckham, Gabbana said: "She's a friend. She make a good job but... for us, she don't make the same way like a fashion designer.

"She become after many, many, many different things. She's a designer but..."

When asked if he admired her designs, he said: "She's a fashion designer but it's another... it's different."

He added: "John Galliano is a designer... Alexander McQueen."

Dolce described them as "professional" designers, adding: "Victoria Beckham, Zara, H&M...there's a lot."

Victoria Beckham to open her first store in London

Victoria Beckham has announced she will be opening her first fashion store later this year. It will be on Dover Street in central London:

She said: "It will be the first time that the people will really be able to see the brand through my eyes."

Victoria Beckham loses out at fashion awards

Victoria Beckham lost out to rival denim design brand G-Star RAW at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2013 in London tonight.

The 39-year-old, who won at last year's awards, was nominated in the team-designers category for her jeans brand Victoria Beckham denim.

Victoria Beckham lost out to rival denim brand G-Star RAW at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2013. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

But she was overlooked for the award in favour of G Star RAW, a Dutch designer clothing company which specialises in untreated denim.

Shoe-designer Christian Louboutin also lost out in the Best Footwear and Accessories category, which was won by rival Nicholas Kirkwood.

Other winners at the event, which was hosted at the Victoria & Albert Museum, included sportswear designers Sweaty Betty and the popular high street brand Gap Kids.

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