Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty
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The late fashion icon Alexander McQueen had a career that was nothing short of remarkable. He crafted designs that pushed the boundaries of both fashion and society, seeking to challenge the conventions around topics such as race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment.
His collections featured iconic and radical pieces that fused elements from Savile Row tailoring, haute couture techniques, and technological innovation to create an unforgettable aesthetic. McQueen's Savage Beauty book takes you on a journey through his impressive career, from his early days as a fledgling designer to commanding the world-renowned London house he went on to lead. The book features awe-inspiring photographs by renowned photographer Sølve Sundsbø, insightful quotes from McQueen himself, a preface by Andrew Bolton, and an introduction by Susannah Frankel. It also contains an interview with Sarah Burton – creative director of the Alexander McQueen house – as well as a lenticular cover designed by Gary James McQueen.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is an insightful account of the imaginative genius of one of fashion's most revolutionary designers. It examines not only his innovative designs but also the complex narrative structures found within his collections and extravagant runway presentations, which echo avant-garde installation art.
This fascinating publication provides readers with an intimate look at the breathtakingly creative and groundbreaking work of Alexander McQueen – a figure who truly redefined modern fashion.