While I’m disappointed not to see a fallopian-tube-toilet-seat hat, I have to hand it to Princess Beatrice for bringing her A-Game to the exhibit opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert museum tonight.
McQueen passed away in February 2011, though his legacy is carried on and honored through the work of his successor, Sarah Burton, a favorite of Duchess of Cambridge.
“Lee [McQueen’s nickname] was a genius and a true visionary who pushed boundaries, challenged and inspired,’ Burton said, according to the Daily Mail. “He believed in creativity and innovation and his talent was limitless.
“Savage Beauty is a celebration of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time.”
The blood royal was joined by friend Cressida Bonas, Colin Firth, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Salma Hayek, David & Victoria Beckham, Laura Carmichael, Beth Ditto, Rupert Friend, and photographer Mario Testino inside the museum.
Bea’s sleeveless tuxedo gown is, I believe, a McQueen creation, but I’ve yet to confirm this detail. It looks like a longer, more tailored version of the McQ item below, but stay tuned.
These Jimmy Choos closely resemble her footwear (again, not confirmed, but they look similar to the photos):
I asked royal jewel expert Ella Kay if the princess’ hair piece was from the Windsor’s collection, but alas, zoom isn’t working on Getty…yet.
@TheDuchessDiary It looks like costume jewelry to me (judging from this relatively far-away picture, anyway).
— Ella Kay (@courtjeweller) March 12, 2015
A collection of fancy pantsers who attended the exhibit’s opening (first on display at the Met in 2011):
Cressy, who cleaned up well.
David and Vic
Close friend of McQueen and Ladies of London star Annabelle Neilson in a Spring/Summer 08 piece, according to the Label’s Twitter account.
Jamie Hince and Kate Moss IN A PrE-AW15 embroidered lace tulle dress, according to the label’s Twitter account.
Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael
Fashion’s First Couple, Salma Hayek and Francois Henri Pinault
Caroline Sieber (who has the best Instagram account ever. Also, Pippa Middleton was a guest at her wedding.)
Mmmmh, Mr. Darcy
The Princess recently quit her job as a coordinating producer at Sony Pictures in London and is reportedly taking finance classes in the states, according to the Daily Express.