An intimate and revealing look at the personal and professional life of the fashion world's most visionary designer.
This incredible volume strips away the layers of legend surrounding Alexander McQueen, revealing the sartorial genius and the true history of the man who reinvented modern fashion. Uncovering new details about Lee Alexander McQueen's humble childhood in East London, author Judith Watt traces the young designer's ascent—from his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design to his over-the-top runway shows to the designs he created just days before his death at age forty. Providing new insights into the dark passion and inspiration that guided each fever-pitched runway show, this fully illustrated portrait delivers a truly comprehensive, in-depth look at the most provocative designer of a generation. Illustrated throughout with McQueen's personal drawings and ephemera as well as a mixture of exquisite catwalk and editorial fashion images, Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy is every bit as stunning as the designer himself.
This book delved deep into all of McQueen's collections. From the beginning until the end. If you are an Alexander McQueen fan like myself, you should read the book.Published 14 months ago by kristina
Purchased this book for my GF and she absolutely loves it! She loves the stories that people tell about Alexander and it gives a unique perspective on the type of person he was and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Nicolas Gallegos
Brilliantly written and illustrated. Very interesting and informative! My son loves Alexander McQueen as he aspires to be a famous designer some day. This book was a gift to him.Published on April 17, 2013 by Teresa
In 2010 the fashion industry suffered probably the most tragic loss in the eyes of fashion. Lee Alexander McQueen was one of the most creative, innovative designers of our time! Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Makeupartisan
We were lucky enough to see the comprehensive show at the Met in NYC last year. Didn't buy the book they offered there and kind of regretted. Glad I found this one! Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Mindful7
Cannot wait to read it. I love the books on real people. I have quite the library on Mr. McQueen.Published on December 30, 2012 by mrs. carolyn gaetano