Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Savage Beauty

Book - 2011
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"The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion's vanguard." -- MMA website.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven, Conn. : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780300169782
Branch Call Number: 746.92 MCQ NVD
Characteristics: 240 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 35 cm
Alternative Title: Savage beauty


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Feb 08, 2012

This is an absoutely stunning book showcasing the life and work of a modern-day artist. Anyone interested in fashion, and everyone who thinks fashion is silly and vain, will have their eyes opened by the story of Lee Alexander McQueen.

Jan 13, 2012

Really incredible photography of exquisite art. This collection is exceptional.

Oct 16, 2011

I just bought this book today at chapters, and it is AMAZING!

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