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Released: 2011-05-31

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art) by Andrew Bolton


Arguably essentially the most influential, resourceful, and provocative dressmaker of his generation, Alexander McQueen each challenged and accelerated fashion conventions to precise ideas approximately race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment.

Alexander McQueen: Savage beauty examines the whole breadth of the dressmaker’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London area. It options his so much iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted and mixed the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialised tactics of high fashion, and technological innovation to succeed in his distinctive aesthetic. It additionally focuses on the extremely refined narrative systems underpinning his collections and indulgent runway displays, with their echoes of avant-garde deploy and function art.


published to coincidentificatione with an exhibition on the Metropolitan Museum of paintings organized by The costume Institute, this stunning ebook includes a preface by Andrew Bolton; an creation by Susannah Frankel; an interview by Tim Blanks with Sarah Burton, ingenious director of the home of Alexander McQueen; illuminating charges from the dressmaker himself; provocative and fascinating new pictures by renowned photographer Sølve Sundsbø; and a lenticular cover by Gary James McQueen.


Alexander McQueen: Savage beauty celebrates the amazing creativity and originality of a dressmaker who relentlessly puzzled and faced the standards of favor.



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creator: Andrew Boltonpublisher: Metropolitan Museu..Binding: toughcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 240

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