Alexander McQueen

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Author: Andrew Bolton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300169787

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Features garments made by the designer throughout his career, accompanied by quotes from the designer, an essay about his fashion career, and an interview with his long-time design assistant.

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Author: Kristin Knox

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408130769

Category: Design

Page: 128

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This tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the genius of an iconic, imaginative and inspirational fashion designer with a catalog of more than 125 catwalk photographs of his work, commentary from an experienced fashion journalist and tributes and quotes from prominent people in the fashion world.

Alexander McQueen

87 97 'Alexander McQueen: The Final Interview', Godfrey Deeny, Australian
Harper's Bazaar, April 2010 88 Email from Janet McQueen to AW, 16 September
2014 89 Interview with Michael McQueen, 7 November 2013 90 'To All My
Children', ...

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471131815

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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When Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, aged just 40, a shocked world mourned the loss of its most visionary fashion designer. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the youngest child 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 including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. In business he created a multi-million pound luxury brand that became a favourite with both celebrities and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. 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, so McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love with 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: Blood Beneath the Skin is soon to be adapted for film, directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years). This book tells the sensational story of McQueen's rise from his hard East London upbringing to the hedonistic world of fashion. Those closest to the designer - his family, friends and lovers - have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented and insecure individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him.

Alexander McQueen

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more than six kilometers firom the center of Paris. Damp audience members
hurry inside the Ze'nith de Paris, one of the city's largest halls, site of rock
concerts and ...

Author: Katherine Gleason

Publisher: Race Point Pub

ISBN: 1937994007

Category: Design

Page: 216

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Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the designer's thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them. 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 meticulous craftsmanship and stunning originality of his designs as he was notorious for his theatrical — and often controversial — runway shows. Taking his inspiration from sources as diverse as his own Scottish ancestry, Alfred Hitchcock movies and Yoruba mythology, McQueen brought together exquisite tailoring and avant-garde performance art. Combining gripping narrative and vivid photography with quotes from the designer and those who knew him best, this book brings each of the designer’s runway shows to life, including a look at the pieces and inspiration behind Angels and Demons, the show he was working on before his untimely death. This is the definitive, immersive account of a unique career and a fitting tribute to the enfant terrible of British fashion.

Alexander McQueen Fashions

Author: Tom Tierney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486481786

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

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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.

Designer Marathon Series

Before bursting onto the London fashion scene with his daring, provocative collections, Alexander McQueen honed his tailoring skills on Savile Row.

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Before bursting onto the London fashion scene with his daring, provocative collections, Alexander McQueen honed his tailoring skills on Savile Row. His sharp tailoring would continue to influence his dramatic collections as he explored challenging silhouettes presented in powerfully evocative landscapes. McQueen's skill was quickly recognized by the fashion cognoscenti and early in his career he was appointed designer at the house of Givenchy, which he helmed for several years before leaving to devote his full attention to his own label which continues to provoke and enthrall fashion lovers.

Gods and Kings

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instead of Darwin's theory: Godfrey Deeny, "Alexander McQueen: The Final
Interview.

Author: Dana Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster. They had similar backgrounds: sensitive, shy gay men raised in tough London neighborhoods, their love of fashion nurtured by their doting mothers. Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. But by 1997, each had landed a job as creative director for couture houses owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH. Galliano’s and McQueen’s work for Dior and Givenchy and beyond not only influenced fashion; their distinct styles were also reflected across the media landscape. With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines. For both Galliano and McQueen, the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that Galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. Two months later, Kate Middleton wore a McQueen wedding gown, instantly making the house the world’s most famous fashion brand, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a wildly successful McQueen retrospective, cosponsored by the corporate owners of the McQueen brand. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.

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

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

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

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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

This incredible volume strips away the layers of legend surrounding Alexander McQueen, revealing the sartorial genius and the true history of the man who reinvented modern fashion.

Author: Judith Watt

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062284556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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An intimate and revealing look at the personal and professional life of the fashion world's most visionary designer. This incredible volume strips away the layers of legend surrounding Alexander McQueen, revealing the sartorial genius and the true history of the man who reinvented modern fashion. Uncovering new details about Lee Alexander McQueen's humble childhood in East London, author Judith Watt traces the young designer's ascent—from his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design to his over-the-top runway shows to the designs he created just days before his death at age forty. Providing new insights into the dark passion and inspiration that guided each fever-pitched runway show, this fully illustrated portrait delivers a truly comprehensive, in-depth look at the most provocative designer of a generation. Illustrated throughout with McQueen's personal drawings and ephemera as well as a mixture of exquisite catwalk and editorial fashion images, Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy is every bit as stunning as the designer himself. With more than 175 full-color photographs

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

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ISBN: 9780500519042

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Page: 352

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The Northwestern Reporter

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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

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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 Fashion Visionary

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

Author: Judith Watt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781847961013

Category: Fashion design

Page: 224

View: 135

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: 394

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.

Vogue on Alexander McQueen

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 ...

Author: Chloe Fox

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849492832

Category: Design

Page: 160

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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

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

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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'.

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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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 o Ontario
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