Alexander McQueen

Posthumous Collection Fall/Winter 2010–11 Alexander McQueen's latest
collection, unofficially called “Angels and Demons,” is scheduled to be presented
in Paris at the Conciergerie—one of his favorite venues—on March 9, 2010.
Everyone ...

Author: Katherine Gleason

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 1631064444

Category: Design

Page: 216

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From Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, his 1992 graduate collection, to Plato's Atlantis, the last show before his death in 2010, Lee Alexander McQueen was as celebrated for the exquisite tailoring, meticulous craftsmanship, and stunning originality of his designs as he was notorious for his theatrical—and often controversial—runway shows. McQueen found inspiration for his avant-garde collections everywhere: his Scottish ancestry, Alfred Hitchcock movies, Yoruba mythology, the destruction of the environment—even the fashion industry itself. Whatever his inspiration, however, McQueen’s concept for his runway show came first and was crucial to the development of the collection. Every show had a narrative and was staged with his characteristic dramatic flair. Highland Rape featured disheveled models smeared with “blood” staggering down the runway in town clothes. In Scanners, two robots sprayed paint on a model trapped on a spinning platform. In Widows of Culloden, a hologram of supermodel Kate Moss held center stage. Other McQueen shows staged models walking through water, drifting snowflakes, rain, and wind tunnels; pole-dancing in garish makeup at a carnival, playing living pieces in a bizarre chess game, and performing with trained dancers in a Depression-era-style marathon. Illustrated throughout with stunning photography and liberally sprinkled with quotations from McQueen and those who knew him best, Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the designer’s thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them.

Alexander McQueen

Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 4-July 31, 2011.

Author: Andrew Bolton

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394123

Category: Costume design

Page: 240

View: 846

Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Ma6 4-July 31, 2011.

Alexander McQueen

Author: Kristin Knox

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9812459677

Category: Fashion design

Page: 128

View: 610


Alexander McQueen

And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen tells the complete sensational story, and includes never-before-seen photos.

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476776741

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 784

"The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. He created a multimillion-dollar luxury brand that became a favorite with celebrities including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love in a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen tells the complete sensational story, and includes never-before-seen photos. Those closest to the designer--his family, friends, and lovers--have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him. "There's blood beneath every layer of skin," McQueen once said. Andrew Wilson's biography, filled with groundbreaking material, dispels myths, corrects inaccuracies, and offers new insights into McQueen's private life and the source of his creative genius"--

Alexander McQueen

A series of photographs depicting the creation of Alexander McQueen's autumn/winter 2008 collection.

Author: Nick Waplington

Publisher: Damiani Editore

ISBN: 9788862082952

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 646

A series of photographs depicting the creation of Alexander McQueen's autumn/winter 2008 collection.

Alexander McQueen Evolution

Illustrated throughout with stunning photography and liberally sprinkled with quotations from McQueen and those who knew him best, Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the designer’s thirty-five runway shows and the genius ...

Author: Katherine Gleason

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 1610588371

Category: Design

Page: 216

View: 524

From Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, his 1992 graduate collection, to Plato's Atlantis, the last show before his death in 2010, Lee Alexander McQueen was as celebrated for the exquisite tailoring, meticulous craftsmanship, and stunning originality of his designs as he was notorious for his theatrical—and often controversial—runway shows. McQueen found inspiration for his avant-garde collections everywhere: his Scottish ancestry, Alfred Hitchcock movies, Yoruba mythology, the destruction of the environment—even the fashion industry itself. Whatever his inspiration, however, McQueen’s concept for his runway show came first and was crucial to the development of the collection. Every show had a narrative and was staged with his characteristic dramatic flair. Highland Rape featured disheveled models smeared with “blood” staggering down the runway in town clothes. In Scanners, two robots sprayed paint on a model trapped on a spinning platform. In Widows of Culloden, a hologram of supermodel Kate Moss held center stage. Other McQueen shows staged models walking through water, drifting snowflakes, rain, and wind tunnels; pole-dancing in garish makeup at a carnival, playing living pieces in a bizarre chess game, and performing with trained dancers in a Depression-era-style marathon. Illustrated throughout with stunning photography and liberally sprinkled with quotations from McQueen and those who knew him best, Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the designer’s thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them.

Alexander McQueen Fashions

Alexander McQueen made headlines as Kate Middleton wore a gown designed by the House of McQueen for her royal wedding. This paper doll tribute to the late fashion superstar includes 3 dolls and more than 30 costumes.

Author: Tom Tierney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486481786

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

View: 547

Alexander McQueen made headlines as Kate Middleton wore a gown designed by the House of McQueen for her royal wedding. This paper doll tribute to the late fashion superstar includes 3 dolls and more than 30 costumes.

Alexander Mcqueen

Most notably, McQueen himself placed the book's layout, picture by picture, on storyboards. The book was ready for publication when McQueen died, then was put on hold-until now.

Author: Nick Waplington

Publisher: Damiani Editore

ISBN: 9788862083560

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 149

Lee Alexander McQueen's last show before his untimely death in 2010, titled "The Horn of Plenty," functioned as a kind of personal survey in which McQueen revisited his 15-year archive of work, revitalizing it through the new collection. He invited photographer Nick Waplington to document the collection from inception to runway. "It is not just a book about a season in a fashion house," says Waplington; "It is also a personal record of Lee's imagination, his version of himself, and a tribute to the many important and lasting relationships he had with all those who worked alongside him." With over 250 photographs, "Working Process" allows readers an intimate glimpse into McQueen's dynamic creative process. This boxed limited edition of 100 copies includes an original signed and numbered print by Waplington, which features McQueen behind the scenes at the fashion shoot, from page 36 of the book.

Alexander McQueen

Each collection is introduced by a concise text by Claire Wilcox, one of the foremost experts on the McQueen's work, revisiting the designer's most iconic creations across his entire career and revealing previously unseen behind- the-scenes ...

Author: Robert Fairer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500519042

Category:

Page: 352

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Michigan Reports 1 VOL 1 200 ONLY

Heard Daniel say that his father , Alexander McQueen , was wounded 21 times
while in the French and English war , and with General Wolfe at Quebec . Has
often heard Hugh and Jacob speak of being born in the Niagara district of Ontario
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Author: Michigan. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Michigan Reports

Heard Daniel say that his father , Alexander McQueen , was wounded 21 times
while in the French and English war , and with General Wolfe at Quebec . Has
often heard Hugh and Jacob speak of being born in the Niagara district of Ontario
 ...

Author: Michigan. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Alexander McQueen

This title is dedicated to Alexander McQueen's work and talent, and exhibits not simply visually electrifying fashion images, but also reveals the deep reservoir of the designer's imagination.

Author: Judith Watt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781847960856

Category: Fashion design

Page: 288

View: 470

A retrospective of McQueen's groundbreaking designs and a salute to his artistry, the book showcases his work from his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins to his latest designs created just days before his untimely death. Celebrating his work and vision, Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy traces the designer's ascent to becoming one of the world's most respected couturiers - a story marked by celebrity friendships, unrestrained creativity, theatrical fashion shows and, ultimately, tragedy. The chronological organization allows the reader to understand McQueen's most seminal collections and the progression and underlying themes of his ideas. This book is dedicated to McQueen's work and talent, and exhibits not simply visually electrifying fashion images, but also reveals the deep reservoir of the designer's imagination.

Vogue on Alexander McQueen

The youngest of six children, Lee Alexander McQueen was born on 17th March
1969 in Lewisham, south London. When he was less than a year old, the family
moved further east, eventually settling in a terraced house in Stratford. His father
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Author: Chloe Fox

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849492832

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 679

Alexander McQueen was from the controversy of his early shows to the elegiac perfection of his last British fashion's most significant figure. His stellar career is a story of iconoclasm, ambition and visionary brilliance. Vogue On Alexander McQueen shows how his darkly beautiful designs, immaculate tailoring, slashed material and sculpted outlines realised his ambition: I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting so that, when I'm dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Fashion Visionary

The book charts the designer's rise to fashion royalty.

Author: Judith Watt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781847961013

Category: Fashion design

Page: 224

View: 365

Celebrating his work and vision, Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visonary traces the designer's ascent from student to graduate and on to becoming one of the world's most respected couturiers - a story marked by celebrity friendships, unrestrained creativity, theatrical fashion shows and, ultimately, tragedy. This book is dedicated to McQueen's work and talent, and exhibits not simply visually electrifying fashion images, but also reveals the deep reservoir of the designer's imagination. Featuring close-up details of garments and explanations of the technical skill employed and how the pieces were made and including a forward by socialte Daphne Guiness and McQueen's friend Isabella Bow, this is the ultimate celebration of McQueen's extraordinary talent.

Alexander McQueen

"Alexander McQueen - Redefining Beauty" is magnificently adorned with some of Lee Alexander McQueen's most riveting designs, and the narrative illuminates the personal and professional struggles of a man who dared to defy accepted norms in ...

Author: Michael O'Neill

Publisher: Upfront Entertainment

ISBN: 9780993181238

Category: Fashion design

Page: 120

View: 763

Magnificently illustrated with some of McQueen's most riveting designs, this book illuminates the struggles of a man who dared to defy accepted fashion norms and give the world a new sense of grandeur From conflicted gay teenager and aggressive and remote young man, through to his lonely suicide, this book charts Alexander McQueen's ascent to couturier par excellence, highlighting his spectacular shows and showing how his confrontational, streetwise manner was simply a shield that protected and masked a very shy, sensitive, and insecure man who hailed from the wrong side of the high fashion tracks. McQueen's talent is now globally acknowledged to have been unmatched in contemporary haute couture, and this book distills from the lavish sweep of his colors, designs, fabrics, and forward-driving concepts the essence of a man on a quest for beauty and his own contentment. In casting the spotlight on the stark contrast between catwalk glamour and his upbringing and personal demons, the book shows how his talent both nourished and destroyed him. It takes us from the vicious glare of the walkway where he was fêted by the wealthy and famous as an innovative artist to behind the glamour. There, defiance delineated a life that was hurled into inescapable depression by the deaths, first of his great friend and supporter Isabella Blow and then by his mother.

Little Book Of Alexander McQueen

Author: Judith Watt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781847961006

Category:

Page:

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Alexander McQueen

Intro -- Title -- Contents -- Fashion Outsider -- Enfant Terrible -- Star Power -- Tragic Muse -- Visionary Artist -- Index -- References -- Picture credits -- Acknowledgements -- Copyright

Author: Chloe Fox

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849491136

Category: Fashion designers

Page: 160

View: 712

His extraordinary career, which took him from humble beginnings as an apprentice on Savile Row to the creative directorship of his own global brand, is a story of hard work, ambition and visionary brilliance. Leading photographers such as Mario Testino and Corinne Day photographed his stunning designs for Vogue, and through them Alexander McQueen's career is presented - from the controversy of his early shows to the elegiac perfection of his last - with a particular emphasis on the evolution of his signature style: immaculate tailoring, slashed fabric, historical references and beauty in the macabre. The book shows that McQueen's own ambition was fully realised: 'I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting so that, when I'm dead and gone, people will know that the Twenty-first Century was started by Alexander McQueen'.

Clergymen and Chiefs

In 1962, Alexander McQueen Quattlebaum first visited the Isle of Skye, off the west coast of Scotland.

Author: Alexander McQueen Quattlebaum

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780971978416

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 988

In 1962, Alexander McQueen Quattlebaum first visited the Isle of Skye, off the west coast of Scotland. After surveying the land and finding it a stark contrast to the fertile fields of South Carolina's lowcountry, he understood why, after generations, his forbears had chosen to leave the Scottish isle and cross the Atlantic. However, over the next two decades he made annual visits to Scotland and slowly uncovered the rich history of the MacQueen and Macfarlane families.

Alexander McQueen

Author: Alexander McQueen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 4

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Soil Tests for Earth Dams

Author: Stephen Read Hanmer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Dams

Page: 164

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