Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation by Kristin Knox

By Kristin Knox

This tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the genius of an iconic, creative, and inspirational dressmaker with greater than one hundred twenty five catwalk pictures of his paintings as well as statement from an skilled model journalist and tributes through fashionable humans within the model global. additionally incorporated are pictures from his final assortment, provided at Paris style Week in 2010, and hailed by way of overseas media and model 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 brilliant, dramatic and evocative...an 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 a global bathed in non secular symbolism, used to be translated not only with titanic subtlety and wonder but additionally with the pressing futurism that was once the essence of his spirit.» McQueens dramatic designs have been artistically profitable and across the world famous. He earned the British dressmaker of the 12 months award 4 instances and his paintings was once relatively favorite through his superstar 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.

The bandagestyle headband framing her face links back to the theme of the psychiatric hospital and the feather-adorned skirt underscores the collection’s references to Hitchcock’s 1963 film, The Birds. 31 alexander mcqueen Yet another articulation of the bird theme in the Spring/Summer 2001 collection. 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.

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.

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