BiographyAlexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

BOOKS I WOULD SAVE IN A FIRE BEFORE…..(ok don’t answer that)

The ultimate coffee table book though let’s be honest not everyone is allowed to touch this. Just. Look. At. That. Cover – I had to video to try and capture how affective it is and give a taste of how magnificent the contents are. I have grown up around sewing machines, reams of fabric, patterns and exhibitions as my mother had her own wedding dress label. Alexander McQueen is one of my absolute fashion heroes, his imagination and attention to detail set him apart from all others. 

The Savage Beauty exhibition was initially in the @metmuseumbefore moving to the @vamuseum – its rightful home. It was the most vivid and magical experience and this book was a limited exhibition edition that sold out immediately.
Arguably the most influential and provocative designer of his generation, @alexandermcqueen challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment. This glorious book examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. 

It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture, and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic. With the most exquisite photography of his runway presentations, with their echoes of avant-garde installation and performance art, this is a book I regularly enjoy, that is as moving as it is beautiful. I wish I had met this icon of design ~ Chaya


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