Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most influential, imaginative and inspirational designers at the turn of the millennium. His fashions both challenged and expanded the conventional parameters of clothing beyond utility to a compelling expression of culture, politics and identity. Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueen's inimitable technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices. This book also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures found in McQueen's collections and in his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which suggested the most avant-garde installation and performance art. Intended as an assessment of Alexander McQueen's entire career, this book includes in-depth studies of six collections that illustrate and encapsulate thematic chapters as well as an interview with Sarah Burton, the new creative director of Alexander McQueen who had been the designer's right-hand design aide since 1996.

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"[T]his book itself is a showstopper."--C./i>--C. Donaldson "Choice "

."...the definitive reference of Lee Alexander McQueen."--Dean Mayo Davies, "I-D Magazine"--Dean Mayo Davies"I-D Magazine" (05/01/2011)

Finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Award in the Art category (winners will be announced 23 June)--Book of the Year Finalist"ForeWord Magazine" (06/06/2012)

"[T]his book itself is a showstopper." C./i>--C. Donaldson "Choice ""

.the definitive reference of Lee Alexander McQueen. Dean Mayo Davies, I-D Magazine--Dean Mayo Davies"I-D Magazine" (05/01/2011)"

Many books will come dedicated to his genius, but Savage Beauty will remain a beacon. Janice Breen Burns, Sydney Morning Herald--Janice Breen Burns"Sydney Morning Herald" (06/01/2011)"

An authoritative and moving insight into the legacy of the British designer. Carola Long, The Financial Times (Christmas Books)--Carola Long"The Financial Times (Christmas Books)" (12/26/2011)"

.."..the definitive reference of Lee Alexander McQueen."--Dean Mayo Davies, I-D Magazine--Dean Mayo Davies"I-D Magazine" (05/01/2011)

"Many books will come dedicated to his genius, but Savage Beauty will remain a beacon."--Janice Breen Burns, Sydney Morning Herald--Janice Breen Burns"Sydney Morning Herald" (06/01/2011)

"An authoritative and moving insight into the legacy of the British designer."--Carola Long, The Financial Times (Christmas Books)--Carola Long"The Financial Times (Christmas Books)" (12/26/2011)

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Andrew Bolton is Curator and Harold Koda is Curator in Charge at The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tim Blanks is contributing editor of Style.com and Susannah Frankel is fashion editor of The Independent newspaper.

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