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Get to Know…Alexander McQueen

The House of Alexander McQueen is distinctive for its innovative and uncompromising expression of unbridled creativity. Founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992, the British luxury line joined the Kering Group in 2001.

 

Sarah Burton, who acted as McQueen’s design aide, was appointed Head of Design for womenswear in 2000 and named Creative Director in 2010. Under her leadership over the last decade, the House produces critically acclaimed collections driven by a highly personal vision and respect for experimentation and craftsmanship.

The Alexander McQueen boutique opened in Highland Park Village in 2013.

The Alexander McQueen boutique opened in Highland Park Village in 2013.

 

The notable brand opened its first and only Texas boutique in Highland Park Village in 2013 and is located between Veronica Beard and Roller Rabbit.

 

Today, the McQueen name is synonymous with modern British couture. Burton herself was chosen to design The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s famed lace wedding gown in 2011.

 

A love of nature and understanding of British history are key inspirations for the House. Through a constant exploration of the natural world, Burton celebrates the values of English rural traditions, sense of community, and the touch of the hand, whilst simultaneously pushing the boundaries of fashion. Integral to the Alexander McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between the feminine and the masculine, fragility and strength, romance and rebellion, man and machine.

A key launch within the women’s Spring-Summer 2020 collection was The Story Shoulder Bag. With a large, modern handle and a new weave chain, The Story Shoulder Bag further defines a new style for the house. Offering a number of wearable options, this handbag easily transitions from day to night – from over the shoulder to clutch. The Story Shoulder Bag has one main compartment, which features a leather card holder and a front zip pocket to ensure easy access to all your essentials. Available in a variety of colors and textures, designs include the iconic leather knotted whipstitch and the seasonal gold eyelets.

Visit the Highland Park Village Alexander McQueen boutique to explore the newest collection of womenswear Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

44A Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205, 214.559.6140.