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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

by Yale University Press

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • By Andrew Bolton, Tim Blanks and Susannah Frankel; photography by Solve Sundsbo
  • Yale University Press
  • Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both
    challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the

    Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling
    label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing
    how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture,
    and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic. It also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative
    structures underpinning his collections and extravagant runway presentations, with their echoes of avant-garde
    installation and performance art.

    Published to coincide with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art organized by The Costume Institute, this
    stunning book includes a preface by Andrew Bolton; an introduction by Susannah Frankel; an interview by Tim Blanks with
    Sarah Burton, creative director of the house of Alexander McQueen; illuminating quotes from the designer himself;
    provocative and captivating new photography by renowned photographer Sølve Sundsbø; and a lenticular cover by Gary James

    Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty celebrates the astounding creativity and originality of a designer who relentlessly
    questioned and confronted the requisites of fashion.


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