NEW YORK — Alexander McQueen is never one to shy away from his love of the dramatic.
The designer’s show settings over the years have ranged from Gothic insane asylums to sinister circus tents to, most recently, a Red Riding Hood forest that even featured live wolves. Now his unique vision has a larger stage in the form of a sleek, space-age boutique. The store, which was unveiled Wednesday at 419 West 14th Street in the meatpacking district, is McQueen’s second flagship to open under his new majority owner Gucci Group and his first in the U.S. While a retail space might seem too permanent an environ for McQueen’s ever-changing histrionics, the designer wants all his stores to be "ethereal."
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)