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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, imaginitive, and inspirational clothier with greater than a hundred twenty five catwalk pictures of his paintings as well as remark from an skilled model journalist and tributes by way of trendy humans within the model global. additionally integrated are photos from his final assortment, offered at Paris model Week in 2010, and hailed by way of foreign media and model reviewers. The mum or dad referred to as it «truly spectacular...a triumph» the L.A. instances praised it as «masterpieces... runway showstoppers» The Telegraph raved «The designs have been vibrant, dramatic and emphatic demonstration of the serious ability and artistry of McQueen» and the hot York instances reviewed as «His imaginative and prescient of Gothic glory, with an international bathed in non secular symbolism, used to be translated not only with giant subtlety and wonder but in addition with the pressing futurism that was once the essence of his spirit.» McQueens dramatic designs have been artistically profitable and the world over famous. He earned the British fashion designer of the yr award 4 instances and his paintings was once rather favourite by means of his famous person consumers together with Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Bjork, girl Gaga and Rihanna.

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Alexander mcqueen Spring/Summer 2001 British supermodel Erin O’Connor models a fantastical avianinspired evening dress at the legendary ‘Birds’ Spring/Summer 2001 show in London, where McQueen seated the audience around a giant mirrored box meant to evoke the troubled setting of a mental asylum. While some looks touched on the disturbing uniform staples of such institutions (suggestive bandaging and nurses’ wear), others, such as this dress, brought to life the hopeful visual of flying over and out of the cuckoo’s nest.

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. Including sexy lingerie styled with leather bondage pieces, a facemask and thigh-high boots, this theme is high octane in its sexual drama.

Here a model is pictured in a tattered reimagining of a flamenco dress worn over red and white polka dotted tights for an added component of layered texture. right This black suit from the Spring/Summer 2002 collection was McQueen’s modern take on the toreador. Worn without anything underneath, the suggestive leather straps convey a hint of McQueen’s telltale dark and aggressive sexual energy, which aligns nicely with the testosterone-fuelled concept of bullfighting. 36 spring/summer 2002 37 alexander mcqueen Fall/Winter 2002 38 left A purple-poncho-clad model leading two wolfish hounds opened McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2002 show at Paris’ La Conciergerie, the former prison of aristocrats during the French Revolution where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution.

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