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By Kristin Knox

ISBN-10: 1408130769

ISBN-13: 9781408130766

This tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the genius of an iconic, ingenious, and inspirational clothier with greater than a hundred twenty five catwalk photos of his paintings as well as statement from an skilled model journalist and tributes by means of well known humans within the style international. additionally incorporated are images from his final assortment, provided at Paris model Week in 2010, and hailed via foreign media and type reviewers. The father or mother known as it «truly spectacular...a triumph» the L.A. occasions praised it as «masterpieces... runway showstoppers» The Telegraph raved «The designs have been shiny, dramatic and emphatic demonstration of the serious ability and artistry of McQueen» and the recent York occasions reviewed as «His imaginative and prescient of Gothic glory, with an international bathed in spiritual symbolism, used to be translated not only with vast subtlety and sweetness but additionally with the pressing futurism that was once the essence of his spirit.» McQueens dramatic designs have been artistically winning and across the world famous. He earned the British fashion designer of the yr award 4 instances and his paintings was once really favourite via his famous person consumers together with Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Bjork, girl Gaga and Rihanna.

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Black studded boots lend a rock and roll edge to this otherwise folksy ensemble. 46 fall/winter 2003 In a move anticipatory of McQueen’s radical Fall/Winter 2009 collection, from which the designer’s funky deconstructed houndstooth and blackand-white check prints quickly attained cult status within the industry, McQueen worked a black and white check and houndstooth nip-tucked suit into this collection six years earlier, in 2003. The reference seems to balance out a collection otherwise very much steeped in the historicism of Eurasian culture.

Appropriately, the collection explored the concept of incarceration. right Playing into the somber mood of the La Conciergerie venue, the models in McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2002 collection seemed to be imprisoned in a series of impossibly tailored dresses, such as this one, overwrought with dominatrix leather detailing. The ruff detail about the model’s neck reinforces the link with the 18th century.. alexander mcqueen This look from the Fall/Winter 2002 collection pushes the dominatrix theme to its limits.

This shift, adorned with large plumes, nearly overwhelms the tiny frame of the model, her arms outstretched like a baby bird about to take wing. 32 fall/winter 2001 Fall/Winter 2001 A model wears a Chinese-inspired ensemble at the Fall/Winter 2001 show in London. Set to the tune of a children’s festival, and complete with a merry-go-round, in this show McQueen sought to expose the sinister side of the circus, where a clown could be viewed as a thing of comic amusement or nightmarish terror. To this effect, the models moved about an eerie backdrop of enormous taxidermy lions and tigers, abandoned toys and defunct circus paraphernalia, a set which perfectly encapsulated McQueen’s aesthetic of the disturbed child inside – the darkness within the dream.

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