Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation by Kristin Knox

By Kristin Knox

This tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the genius of an iconic, imaginitive, and inspirational designer with greater than one hundred twenty five catwalk pictures of his paintings as well as observation from an skilled model journalist and tributes through in demand humans within the style global. additionally integrated are images from his final assortment, provided at Paris style Week in 2010, and hailed through foreign media and type reviewers. The dad or mum known as it «truly spectacular...a triumph» the L.A. instances praised it as «masterpieces... runway showstoppers» The Telegraph raved «The designs have been brilliant, dramatic and emphatic demonstration of the serious ability and artistry of McQueen» and the recent York instances reviewed as «His imaginative and prescient of Gothic glory, with an international bathed in spiritual symbolism, was once translated not only with colossal subtlety and wonder but in addition with the pressing futurism that was once the essence of his spirit.» McQueens dramatic designs have been artistically profitable and across the world well-known. He earned the British fashion designer of the 12 months award 4 instances and his paintings used to be really favorite via his megastar consumers together with Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Bjork, girl Gaga and Rihanna.

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2003 above The finale look at the Fall/Winter 2003 show was particularly exemplary of the near pyrotechnic-level of theatrics surrounding McQueen’s runway presentations. The audience gasped audibly as a model wearing a leather bodysuit hitched to a long, flowing kimono-like parachute blazed down the runway in the middle of a wind tunnel. 49 alexander mcqueen 2004 American Express Show London (Kate Moss) 50 2004 american express show london left Kate Moss models one of the original skull-print looks at the American Express Black show in London’s Earls Court venue in 2004.

The jacket, with its tie-dyed fox trim, is a rare use of fur by McQueen. 44 alexander mcqueen Another look from the Fall/Winter 2003 collection based on tradition Russian folk dress, this model looks almost doll-like. The, soft, homemade feel of the printed quilted skirt is counterbalanced by the severity of the jacket’s lines. Black studded boots lend a rock and roll edge to this otherwise folksy ensemble. 46 fall/winter 2003 In a move anticipatory of McQueen’s radical Fall/Winter 2009 collection, from which the designer’s funky deconstructed houndstooth and blackand-white check prints quickly attained cult status within the industry, McQueen worked a black and white check and houndstooth nip-tucked suit into this collection six years earlier, in 2003.

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.

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