Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Fashion Studies)

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Fashion Studies)

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Fashion Studies)

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The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum’s Alexander McQueen retrospective has proven so popular that the exhibit has been extended until August 7.

Drawn primarily from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, with some pieces from the Givenchy Archive in Paris as well as private collections, signature designs including the "bumster" trouser, the kimono jacket, and the three–point "origami" frockcoat are on view. His designs were all about the curves and angles of the fabric on a woman’s body, front frills and flaps, and everything he did was multi-dimensional: vividly 3D with deep stories and intense feelings lurking. At the centre of the book is a Cabinet of Curiosities gatefold with a specially commissioned photo shoot that showcases McQueen's breath-taking attention to detail. His art is not without darkness, and it was his tormented dichotomy and internal struggle that arguably made for his best work (his romantic gothic work in Autumn/Winter 2010-11 season, or ‘Highland Rape’ in autumn/winter 1995-96 season). Bradley Strauchen-Scherer, Luke Syson, Pierre Terjanian, Thayer Tolles, Melinda Watt, and Beth Carver Wees.There is enough detail to satisfy the student of fashion and striking full-page images that convey McQueen's sense of style and his flair for dramatic statements. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion's vanguard. Despite his untimely death, McQueen's rebellious spirit and revolutionary way of thinking will hopefully inspire the next generation of great designers. McQueen’s brilliance is celebrated in this sumptuous tome…The hologram cover makes it a collector’s item. I am only briefly touching on SOME of the topics embraced by McQueen that sent me down the rabbit hole.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty 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. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty was named one of the Top Ten Best Books of 2011 by Library Journal, included in Time's list of Best Gift Books for 2011 and listed in the Best of Art Books section of The Wall Street Journal's Gift Guide. Celebrating the astounding creativity and originality of designer Alexander McQueen, who relentlessly questioned and confronted the requisites of fashion An authoritative and moving insight into the legacy of the British designer. The book also offers a review of all of his catwalk collections, illustrated with images by leading fashion photographers, and specially commissioned photographs that capture the his supreme skills and the breath taking theatre of his shows.This catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 4 - July 31 2011.

This is a fine tribute to a fashion designer and conceptual artist who died far too young but whose contributions to contemporary fashion and art will live on. Habe ihn wegen einer Kleinigkeit kontaktiert, bekam sofort eine Antwort, das Buch war wirklich makellos, perfekt verpackt und wurde umgehend geliefert. The front cover of the exhibition catalog takes a page straight out of the Mapplethorpe playbook: a plastic lenticular panel features a frontal headshot of the designer that, when moved, morphs into a chrome-plated skull. The most radical designs of his career are presented here, with critical analysis perfect for any arts or fashion library.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.

No matter how I try to express my concern over the mystification of the tragic genius, the only way to end this is to say, What a shame. Draper, James David, and Edouard Papet, with Elena Carrara, Nadège Horner, Laure de Margerie, Jean-Claude Poinsignon, and Philip Ward-Jackson. McQueen had a background in tailoring before he studied fashion and embarked on a career as a designer. It also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures found in McQueen's collections and in his extravagant runway presentations, which suggested the most avant-garde installation and performance art.McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. This time around, I took the time to read the prologue, which is key if you're at all interested in learning about the myriad historical, nature, and art world references—all interests of McQueen's—that went into these collections. Het artikel was heel erg goed verpakt en ook nog mooi ingepakt in cadeaupapier, had ik niet verwacht. McQueen was an iconoclast who used fashion as a means to communicate his artistic sensibilities and he delighted in controversy as a way to conjure emotion from viewers. org), or select items including Museum Admission, Museum Memberships, donations and eGift Certificates.

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