Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Format:  Hardcover,

240 pages

Publisher: Yale Univ Pr

Publish Date: May 2011

ISBN-13: 9780300169782

ISBN-10: 0300169787

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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 environment. "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 Solve Sundsbo; and a lenticular cover by Gary James McQueen.

"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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Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Publish Date: May 2011
ISBN-13: 9780300169782
ISBN-10: 0300169787
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 240
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 4.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 10.0 x 13.5 x 1.25

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Review by Library Journal (2011-12-01)

Many will say this Grimm's fairy tale of an exhibition catalog to the blockbuster Metropolitan Museum of Art show of the same name is haunted. Indeed, the otherworldly clothes worn by otherworldly models seem to flutter and rustle on the page. But make no mistake: the beauty you will chase here is meant to resuscitate and empower. Visual narrative as therapy and inspiration for even the most fashion averse. (LJ Xpress Reviews, 8/26/11)

Awards and Recognitions

  • ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, 2011 (United States)

Book description

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 environment. 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 McQueen.

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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Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Book at a Great Price! The book from walmart was substantially cheaper than at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bookstore. It's a well put together, classic book, with beautiful photography and will be kept for years to come. 08/11/2011
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