Alexander McQueen

Judith Watt

Fashion

On Sale Date: 10/9/2012
Imprint: Harper Design
Print Run: 40K
Format: HC
Pages: 256
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 62131990
ISBN 13: 9780062131997

Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy is a rarified, intimate look at the personal and professional life of the fashion world’s most visionary designer. Drawing upon the Alexander McQueen Archive in London and featuring never-before-seen photographs of some of his most intricate garments from private collectors, like Daphne Guinness and the late Isabella Blow, this beautiful keepsake volume captures the essence of Alexander McQueen in all his artistry. Author Judith Watt, a renowned fashion historian and personal friend of McQueen, addresses the couture-level craftsmanship of each collection and provides insight into the inspiration that guided each fever-pitched runway show, from the sublime to the downright controversial and avant-garde, like the “Highland Rape” collection of 1995. A final chapter addresses the legacy of the Alexander McQueen label and the present-day work of its creative director Sarah Burton. Complete with previously unpublished fashion illustrations by McQueen himself, in addition to a mixture of exquisite catwalk and editorial fashion images, Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy delivers a truly comprehensive, in-depth look at the most provocative designer of a generation.