Glam Slam: Long Live McQueen!

Recessionistas rejoice! A favorite of Sarah Jessica Parker, Alexander McQueen’s designs are now at Target! Yes, you read that correctly… starting today the man behind many of SJP’s memorable ensembles (like that gorgeous green number she wore to the London premiere of “Sex and the City”) launches McQ Alexander McQueen for Target. Ranging from $19.99 to $129.99, the line is a mere fraction of the cost of Sarah Jessica’s fantastic frocks… but just as stylish!

Rock and roll chic is the theme of the line which draws inspiration from British rock band The Duke Spirit. According to Target spokesperson Joshua Thomas, the collection is “a mix of contemporary silhouettes with exquisite tailoring, bold graphics and rocker detailing.” We see what he means… in a muted color palette of black, white, grays and tans (with accents of cobalt blue and bright pink), the collection offers twists on a variety of Spring staples including lightweight sweaters, skinny denim, bubble dresses, slim skirts and cuffed shorts.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the McQueen masterpieces!

An adorable sateen strapless dress is available in the blue tattoo print, one of the main prints in the collection. Just $79.99, according to Josh it “comes with a grommet belt, toughening up a feminine shape.” Pair it with the grey denim studded jacket ($59.99) which also adds a rock and roll edge.

It takes a bold gal to pull off a jumpsuit (Katie Holmes and Gwyneth Paltrow have both done it), but it’s definitely a big trend for Spring. The McQ for Target version is sleek with hardware detailing. It comes in black and retails for $59.99.

The asymmetrical one-shouldered neckline was all over the Oscar red carpet (Kate Winslet! Freida Pinto! Heidi Klum!) so it’s no surprise to find it in the collection. The zigzag gathered dress in black and gray ($69.99) is a wearable version of the trend and is super sophisticated.

And if bright is more your speed, “the silk tiger-print shift dress in black and bright pink makes a statement over solid zip leggings in black.” The entire feminine yet edgy look is under 100 bucks, with the dress retailing for $44.99 and the leggings available for $29.99.

McQ Alexander McQueen for Target is available until April 14th in stores or at www.target.com.

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