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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, inventive, and inspirational designer with greater than one hundred twenty five catwalk images of his paintings as well as observation from an skilled model journalist and tributes through favorite humans within the type international. additionally integrated are images from his final assortment, offered at Paris type Week in 2010, and hailed through overseas media and type reviewers. The father or mother 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 evocative...an emphatic demonstration of the serious ability and artistry of McQueen» and the hot York occasions reviewed as «His imaginative and prescient of Gothic glory, with a global bathed in non secular symbolism, was once translated not only with large subtlety and wonder but additionally with the pressing futurism that used to be the essence of his spirit.» McQueens dramatic designs have been artistically winning and across the world well-known. He earned the British dressmaker of the 12 months award 4 occasions and his paintings was once fairly favourite through his big name consumers together with Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Bjork, woman Gaga and Rihanna.

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51 alexander mcqueen 52 2004 american express show london left McQueen reaches back as far as the Middle Ages and introduces a show-stopping chainmail creation, seen here on the American Express Black runway in 2004 in the form of a long-sleeved top worn sans trousers with complete facial coverage. McQueen returned to this motif in his Fall/Winter 2009 collection, when it became a layering piece worn under ornate printed silk evening dresses. right A model flaunts yet another example of McQueen’s trademark leather bodysuits, riddled with cutouts and textured detailing, which leaves very little to the imagination.

Gone is the floor-length goddess silhouette, instead replaced by a younger, flouncier tulle puffball abovethe-knee skirt. Same basic concept, but totally different appeal. alexander mcqueen This look from Spring/Summer 2005 is an amalgam of many of McQueen’s more successful sartorial experiments over the years. The rigid molded corset reaches back to Spring/Summer 2000, but this version, updated with mouth brace and resembling a full body cast, references the hospital theme of the Spring/Summer 2001 collection.

Right A model all in white almost disappears into the blizzard falling softly around her at the American Express Black Show of 2004. 51 alexander mcqueen 52 2004 american express show london left McQueen reaches back as far as the Middle Ages and introduces a show-stopping chainmail creation, seen here on the American Express Black runway in 2004 in the form of a long-sleeved top worn sans trousers with complete facial coverage. McQueen returned to this motif in his Fall/Winter 2009 collection, when it became a layering piece worn under ornate printed silk evening dresses.

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