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.
It's my first Alexander McQueen book. And it's perfect because I am not looking for collections or his designs, but I am looking for a designers life. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ana
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 16 months ago 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 19 months ago 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 19 months ago by Sophiasmom
Cannot wait to read it. I love the books on real people. I have quite the library on Mr. McQueen.Published 20 months ago by mrs. carolyn gaetano