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"The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. He created a multimillion-dollar luxury brand that became a favorite with celebrities including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love in a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen tells the complete sensational story, and includes never-before-seen photos. Those closest to the designer--his family, friends, and lovers--have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him. "There's blood beneath every layer of skin," McQueen once said. Andrew Wilson's biography, filled with groundbreaking material, dispels myths, corrects inaccuracies, and offers new insights into McQueen's private life and the source of his creative genius"--

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Andrew Wilson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2016-09-13
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781476776743


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Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Ma6 4-July 31, 2011.

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Genre Book : Costume design
Author Book : Andrew Bolton
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Book : 2011
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781588394125


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Features garments made by the designer throughout his career, accompanied by quotes from the designer, an essay about his fashion career, and an interview with his long-time design assistant.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Andrew Bolton
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release Book : 2011
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780300169782


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This tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the genius of an iconic, imaginative and inspirational fashion designer with a catalog of more than 125 catwalk photographs of his work, commentary from an experienced fashion journalist and tributes and quotes from prominent people in the fashion world.

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Genre Book : Design
Author Book : Kristin Knox
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Book : 2010-05-07
Download Book : 128 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781408130766


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Never-before-seen photos of McQueen’s brilliantly creative world from an exclusive backstage photographer Alexander McQueen, the iconic designer whose untimely death in 2010 left the fashion world reeling and fans worldwide clamoring for more, fused immense creativity, audacity, and a hauntingly dark aesthetic sense into powerful, unforgettable imagery. The strange, singular beauty of his clothing was matched by the spectacle of his legendary fashion shows, which demonstrated his outstanding showmanship and consistently pushed the boundaries of runway events. Robert Fairer’s intimate, vibrant full-color photographs of McQueen’s collections, taken backstage and on the catwalk when few photographers were allowed access, offer a unique insight into the life and work of one of the world’s most captivating figures. This previously unpublished portfolio of stunning, high-energy photographs captures the people and the spirit that made the designer’s flamboyant shows unique. Fairer, Vogue's backstage fashion photographer for over a decade, was an integral part of the whirl of activity behind the scenes. These images, which capture both the glamor and the grit, represent a new genre of fashion photography and are a treasure-trove of inspiration. This superb book contains an introduction and collections texts by fashion expert Claire Wilcox. Dynamic images of McQueen’s collections--thirty of his total of thirty-six shows are presented chronologically--portray behind-the-scenes moments that reveal stylists, models, hairdressers, makeup artists, and McQueen himself at their most candid and creative.

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Genre Book : Design
Author Book : Robert Fairer
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release Book : 2016-11-15
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780300222678


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Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the designer's thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them. From Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, his 1992 graduate collection, to Plato's Atlantis, the last show before his death in 2010, Lee Alexander McQueen was as celebrated for the meticulous craftsmanship and stunning originality of his designs as he was notorious for his theatrical — and often controversial — runway shows. Taking his inspiration from sources as diverse as his own Scottish ancestry, Alfred Hitchcock movies and Yoruba mythology, McQueen brought together exquisite tailoring and avant-garde performance art. Combining gripping narrative and vivid photography with quotes from the designer and those who knew him best, this book brings each of the designer’s runway shows to life, including a look at the pieces and inspiration behind Angels and Demons, the show he was working on before his untimely death. This is the definitive, immersive account of a unique career and a fitting tribute to the enfant terrible of British fashion.

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Genre Book : Design
Author Book : Katherine Gleason
Publisher : Race Point Pub
Release Book : 2012-10-15
Download Book : 216 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781937994006


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Alexander McQueen made headlines as Kate Middleton wore a gown designed by the House of McQueen for her royal wedding. This paper doll tribute to the late fashion superstar includes 3 dolls and more than 30 costumes.

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Genre Book : Crafts & Hobbies
Author Book : Tom Tierney
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release Book : 2011
Download Book : 32 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780486481784


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A series of photographs depicting the creation of Alexander McQueen's autumn/winter 2008 collection.

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Genre Book : Design
Author Book : Nick Waplington
Publisher : Damiani Editore
Release Book : 2013
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 8862082959


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Before bursting onto the London fashion scene with his daring, provocative collections, Alexander McQueen honed his tailoring skills on Savile Row. His sharp tailoring would continue to influence his dramatic collections as he explored challenging silhouettes presented in powerfully evocative landscapes. McQueen's skill was quickly recognized by the fashion cognoscenti and early in his career he was appointed designer at the house of Givenchy, which he helmed for several years before leaving to devote his full attention to his own label which continues to provoke and enthrall fashion lovers.

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Release Book : 2014
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ISBN-10 : OCLC:1181890241


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An intimate and revealing look at the personal and professional life of the fashion world's most visionary designer. This incredible volume strips away the layers of legend surrounding Alexander McQueen, revealing the sartorial genius and the true history of the man who reinvented modern fashion. Uncovering new details about Lee Alexander McQueen's humble childhood in East London, author Judith Watt traces the young designer's ascent—from his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design to his over-the-top runway shows to the designs he created just days before his death at age forty. Providing new insights into the dark passion and inspiration that guided each fever-pitched runway show, this fully illustrated portrait delivers a truly comprehensive, in-depth look at the most provocative designer of a generation. Illustrated throughout with McQueen's personal drawings and ephemera as well as a mixture of exquisite catwalk and editorial fashion images, Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy is every bit as stunning as the designer himself. With more than 175 full-color photographs

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Judith Watt
Publisher : Harper Design
Release Book : 2013-08-27
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 006228455X