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By Kristin Knox

This tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the genius of an iconic, creative, and inspirational clothier with greater than one hundred twenty five catwalk photos of his paintings as well as statement from an skilled style journalist and tributes by means of sought after 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 overseas media and style reviewers. The father or mother referred to as it «truly spectacular...a triumph» the L.A. instances 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 recent York instances reviewed as «His imaginative and prescient of Gothic glory, with a global bathed in non secular symbolism, was once translated not only with vast subtlety and wonder but in addition with the pressing futurism that used to be the essence of his spirit.» McQueens dramatic designs have been artistically winning and the world over famous. He earned the British clothier of the yr award 4 occasions and his paintings was once really favourite by means of his superstar consumers together with Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Bjork, girl Gaga and Rihanna.

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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. Set to the tune of a children’s festival, and complete with a merry-go-round, in this show McQueen sought to expose the sinister side of the circus, where a clown could be viewed as a thing of comic amusement or nightmarish terror.

This particular look stems from references to the rainforest, an early instance of McQueen’s fascination with the environment and man’s detrimental effect upon it. right This look from Spring/Summer 2003 updates and de-contextualizes McQueen’s penchant for historical tailoring as a Tudor-style golden satin jacket complete with ruff is worn over a rainbow tie-dye flouncy chiffon skirt. The effect of this sharp, masculine military jacket teamed with the bright femininity of the skirt perhaps conjures up a vision of the genderbender shipwrecked characters of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

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.

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