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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Hardcover – May 31, 2011
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“An authoritative and moving insight into the legacy of the British designer.”—Carola Long, The Financial Times (Christmas Books) (Carola Long The Financial Times (Christmas Books) 2011-12-26)
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McQueen drew notice with his fashions that made femininity collide with masculinity, gowns and dresses that created a continuing dichotomy between life and death, lightness and darkness, predator and prey, man and machine. His uses of fabric and elements not usually considered wearable resulted in very bizarre and at the same time hauntingly beautiful creations that, placed on mannequins, could be considered sculptures. And that is how the exhibition and the catalogue are constructed. 'The Romantic Mind' shows soft fashion lines against a concrete backdrop, 'The Romantic Gothic' recalls a term McQueen used for his designs - 'the Edgar Allen Poe of fashion', 'Romantic Nationalism' is a display of the Scottish versus the British mindset transformed into clothing, and the Objects gallery reveals strange objects of many types that explain how he viewed the world.
There is a fine Preface written by Andrew Bolton who curated the exhibition, an Introduction by Susannah Frankel, an interview by Tim Banks with the now almost equally famous Sarah Burton (designer of Kate's Middleton's Royal wedding gown).Read more ›
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Got this for as a present for fashion design college junior and she absolutely loved it !!!!Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a book worthy of Alexander McQueen. It's beautiful. From the lenticular cover to the beautiful photographs and quotations inside, I was in love. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Selina Kyle
If you think fashion is boring, look at this book. Come on. Alexander McQueen was the man. Just look at the cover. LOOK AT IT. It wiggles if you move your head from side to side. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aarvgg Catmg
PERFECT! As a huge fan of Alexander McQueen, this book is everything I wanted and more ❤️Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I had seen this book at a friend's house and absolutely fell in love with the quality of the paper and stunning photography. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laurel R Gerber