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Feathers by Alexander McQueen | Cashmere Wool Rug

above, FEATHERS by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company

Yesterday, while I was at the hair salon, I came across an article titled “Flight of Fancy” in the 2010 September issue of W Magazine. With birds and feathers still on my mind from yesterday’s post, I was intrigued to read on. To my delight, it was a wonderful story about Alexander McQueen and his designs for The Rug Company! Shortly before he passed away, famed fashion designer Alexander McQueen completed an opulent six piece collection for the Rug Company. Two of his brilliant designs are bird and feather inspired rugs! Below, I’ve included a description about the rug titled “FEATHERS”  from The Rug Company

“The first all cashmere rug The Rug Company has created, the iconic Feathers pattern is taken from the breast and wing feathers of a hawk and reflects Alexander McQueen’s love of patterns found in nature. The subtle grey tones and fine cashmere yarns of this rug together reflect the softness and lightness of the feathers it depicts. This rug is entirely handmade, taking up to eight months to make due to its particularly fine quality. It is unique, and has been crafted by extremely talented weavers using traditional methods.” ~ The Rug Company

below, An Alexander McQueen designed gown ~ notice the gorgeous layering of feathers on the fitted bodice

below, Irina K. in an Alexander McQueen gold-leaf-painted feather coat with gold-embroidered tulle skirt ~ photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

From second left: Tanya D., in a washed-duchesse gown with gold embroidery; Frida Gustavsson, in a satin-duchesse puff-sleeved dress; Raquel Zimmermann, in a jacquard cape with gold embroidery; and Karlie Kloss, in a jacquard origami jacket and trousers ~ photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

I have long admired The Rug Company for its innovative approach to design and high standard of excellence. Their stunning ads always capture my attention! The styling and juxtaposition of elements effortlessly enhances the beauty of each rug. Please enjoy some of my favorite ads from the Rug Company! (maybe we will see an ad with the Alexander McQueen feather rug very soon!)

below, PALAZZO ~ SUZANNE SHARP, Contemporary Collection

Palazzo

below, STARFLOWER SILK ~ EDWARD BARBER & JAY OSGERBY, Designer Collection

Starflower Silk

below, MOSES MOCHA ~ SUZANNE SHARP, Contemporary Collection

Moses Mocha

below, MOHAIR SLATE ~ THE RUG COMPANY, Contemporary Collection

Mohair Slate

below, STUPA SILVER ~ SUZANNE SHARP, Contemporary Collection

Stupa Silver

below, TRIBAL DIAMOND ~ DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, Designer Collection

Tribal Diamond

below, FUNKY ZEBRA ~ DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, Designer Collection

Funky Zebra

below, YEW BLACK ~ SUZANNE SHARP, Contemporary Collection

Yew Black

below, NAUTILUS ~ KELLY WEARSTLER, Designer Collection

Nautilus

below, FLAKE ~ THE RUG COMPANY, Contemporary Collection

Flake

below, ZOOM ~ SAM TURNER, Contemporary Collection

Zoom

below, CATELLA ~ EMILY TODHUNTER, Designer Collection

Catella

below, CARMELINA ~ SUZANNE SHARP, Contemporary Collection

Carmelina

below, BERBER ~ THE RUG COMPANY, Contemporary Collection

Berber

below, PEBBLES BROWN ~ ALLEGRA HICKS, Designer Collection

Pebbles Brown

below, MARGHERITA ~ MARNI, Designer Collection

Margherita

below, MADELAINE ~ WILLIAM YEOWARD, Designer Collection

Madelaine

below, BISHOP’S CAPE ~ DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, Designer Collection

Bishops Cape

below, KARSANSUI ~ MICHAEL REEVES, Designer Collection

Karsansui

photos from The Rug Company

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