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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, creative, and inspirational dressmaker with greater than a hundred twenty five catwalk pictures of his paintings as well as remark from an skilled style journalist and tributes through widespread humans within the model global. additionally integrated are pictures from his final assortment, offered at Paris model Week in 2010, and hailed by way of foreign media and style reviewers. The parent referred to as it «truly spectacular...a triumph» the L.A. occasions praised it as «masterpieces... runway showstoppers» The Telegraph raved «The designs have been bright, dramatic and evocative...an emphatic demonstration of the serious ability and artistry of McQueen» and the hot York instances reviewed as «His imaginative and prescient of Gothic glory, with a global bathed in non secular symbolism, used to be translated not only with vast subtlety and sweetness but additionally with the pressing futurism that was once the essence of his spirit.» McQueens dramatic designs have been artistically winning and the world over famous. He earned the British clothier of the yr award 4 instances and his paintings was once quite preferred via his megastar consumers together with Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Bjork, girl Gaga and Rihanna.

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The arrival of a heroic figure at the show’s end illustrates McQueen’s inclination to present clear and easy-to-follow narratives on his runways. 40 Spring/Summer 2003 The Spring/Summer collection of 2003 was another showcase divided into distinct movements – pirates, shipwrecked maidens in tattered, gauzy floor-length ball gowns, and finally the rainforests and the birds-ofparadise who occupy their lush canopies. This particular look stems from references to the rainforest, an early instance of McQueen’s fascination with the environment and man’s detrimental effect upon it.

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. The wig elements in both the skirt and long ponytail suggest the garb of a Mongolian warrior and are reminiscent of McQueen’s toying with traditional Asian military dress two years prior, in his Fall/Winter 2003 collection.

The arrival of a heroic figure at the show’s end illustrates McQueen’s inclination to present clear and easy-to-follow narratives on his runways. 40 Spring/Summer 2003 The Spring/Summer collection of 2003 was another showcase divided into distinct movements – pirates, shipwrecked maidens in tattered, gauzy floor-length ball gowns, and finally the rainforests and the birds-ofparadise who occupy their lush canopies. This particular look stems from references to the rainforest, an early instance of McQueen’s fascination with the environment and man’s detrimental effect upon it.

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