By Kristin Knox
This tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the genius of an iconic, inventive, and inspirational dressmaker with greater than one hundred twenty five catwalk pictures of his paintings as well as remark from an skilled style journalist and tributes by way of favourite humans within the type global. additionally incorporated are photos from his final assortment, awarded at Paris style Week in 2010, and hailed by way of foreign media and type reviewers. The father or mother referred to as it «truly spectacular...a triumph» the L.A. occasions praised it as «masterpieces... runway showstoppers» The Telegraph raved «The designs have been shiny, dramatic and evocative...an emphatic demonstration of the serious ability and artistry of McQueen» and the hot York occasions reviewed as «His imaginative and prescient of Gothic glory, with an international bathed in spiritual symbolism, was once translated not only with vast subtlety and wonder but in addition with the pressing futurism that was once the essence of his spirit.» McQueens dramatic designs have been artistically profitable and the world over famous. He earned the British clothier of the 12 months award 4 occasions and his paintings used to be quite favourite through his star consumers together with Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Bjork, girl Gaga and Rihanna.
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The bandagestyle headband framing her face links back to the theme of the psychiatric hospital and the feather-adorned skirt underscores the collection’s references to Hitchcock’s 1963 ﬁlm, The Birds. 31 alexander mcqueen Yet another articulation of the bird theme in the Spring/Summer 2001 collection. This shift, adorned with large plumes, nearly overwhelms the tiny frame of the model, her arms outstretched like a baby bird about to take wing. 32 fall/winter 2001 Fall/Winter 2001 A model wears a Chinese-inspired ensemble at the Fall/Winter 2001 show in London.
The taxidermy eagles seem to be swooping on the feather-skirted model, either in aggressive attack or perhaps serene rescue. The bandagestyle headband framing her face links back to the theme of the psychiatric hospital and the feather-adorned skirt underscores the collection’s references to Hitchcock’s 1963 ﬁlm, The Birds. 31 alexander mcqueen Yet another articulation of the bird theme in the Spring/Summer 2001 collection. This shift, adorned with large plumes, nearly overwhelms the tiny frame of the model, her arms outstretched like a baby bird about to take wing.
Taking place in the Salle Wagram, a nineteenth-century dance hall in Paris, the performance was choreographed by Scottish dancer Michael Clark and models together with professional dancers underwent over two weeks of rigorous rehearsals. right Muted ﬂoral tones and free-ﬂowing shapes rendered in breezy chiffon reﬂect a romanticism not normally associated with Depression-era style. Just as McQueen found the sinister element in the lighthearted, he unearthed the beauty buried at the heart of human adversity.
Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation by Kristin Knox