You may have already seen this, but if not:http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/Some of the pieces are really beautiful. If you click "selected objects," you'll find that some of the pages have audio, which will tell you more about what you're looking at.I don't care to debate the definition of genius, but he really was an incredibly talented designer.
So I said to the Manton,"You promised me Manton,that if I followed you,you would walk with me always.But I have noticed that duringthe most trying periods of my lifethere have only been oneset of footprints in the sand.Why, when I needed you most,you have not been there for me?"The Manton replied,"The times when you haveseen only one set of footprints,is when I carried you."
Saying some rich old dude has the money to buy nice clothes, but doesn't necessarily care about how he dresses doesn't seem that unusual.Here's some other pic of him, when he's not wearing a business suit: [[SPOILER]] In any case, I really want a corduroy suit now in this color:
Wearing a corduroy suit today and these photos came to mind.I think I know what happened. The pants and the jacket were made by two different tailors. The jacket maker used the fabric with the nap of the fabric pointing down. The pants maker used the fabric with the nap going up. This is what's causing the two different shades.If you have a pair of corduroy pants, you can easily see this if you fold the pants (like you would when you place them on a hanger, or over the...
My aunt made really good money as a RTW pattern maker. Considerably more than the salaries I've heard of for Savile Row cutters.
I've never cut anything important in my life, but bespoke and RTW still seem like different skills to me. I would also wonder why high-end bespoke cutters then don't just migrate into RTW if the job is essentially the same, but the pay scales are so different.