Monday, November 01, 2010

Style section

You might say that when Oprah gets a fashion style by the throat it’s all over bar the shouting. So listen up when the Oprah empire declares International Klein Blue (the colour that French artist Yves Klein turned into subject matter in the late 1950s claiming “the product of my pursuit of the undefinable in painting”) is having a fashion moment. It also, as you probably guessed, has its own FaceBook page too.

Apparently the blue that Klein fell in love with can’t be accurately portrayed on a computer screen but having studied the sample of synthetic ultramarine pigment that is its closest match, we say the Alexander + McQueen shoes are as near as dammit.
Images: Top left, IKB by the jar. Right, McQueen perfect blue shoes. Bottom left, Armani. Right, Sander