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Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy Hardcover – October 30, 2012
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
I also recommend Jane Mulvagh's biography of Vivienne Westwood as the ultimate read for those seeking a revealing look into the fashion world. It covers the biographical aspect as well as highly detailed information on specific collections and designs, and furthermore it is not all praise and fluff but an actual in-depth investigation of the woman and her work. Very worth seeking out.
A lot is not revealed about his personal life actually, but you get a good feel for how much he was influenced by art and world culture.
Each collection is discussed in detail, but really could use more illustrations.
A fast read and good companion to a bigger picture centric book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 on February 19, 2014 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 on May 9, 2013 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