Closeup on the Frontierland section of a 1970’s Disneyland souvenir wall map of the park from my personal collection.
RIP Lee Alexander McQueen (March 17, 1969—February 11, 2010)
"Plato’s Atlantis" Spring/Summer 2010
That collection changed my life. I remember when they announced that McQueen had died- I was in fashion history class and some girl just exclaims “HOLY SHIT ALEXANDER MCQUEEN DIED” and my teacher looked it up to verify- and when she said “Oh my god, it’s true.” I began to cry. He was my fashion hero. He was a hero to most of us students. He made impactful, thoughtful, progressive masterpieces that transcended mere fashion, his genius evident in his mastery of both execution and concept. He made fantasy a reality and vice versa. His body wasn’t big enough to house his mind and he was sadly a victim of his own mind. I can’t stress the sadness of suicide enough, and I fucking hope with all my heart that people never romanticize it as this thing that verifies an artists’ depth. It isn’t. It is a permanent tragedy, permanent downer on your legacy of creation. RIP McQueen.
My Von Follies Sexcellency Bustier by Dita Von Teese arrived today! It’s so comfortable!!! I can’t wait to wear it out as a top!! It goes perfect with the garter and high waisted panty!