Alexander McQueen


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Alexander McQueen  has always been revolutionary. His thoughts his presentations till date are beyond any judgment.

“I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband. I know what misogyny is … I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.” – Alexander McQueen. His collections mostly reflects this line depicting  provocative , aggressive and fiery ladies although extraordinarily designed, structured and presented savage faces and outfits in his shows, through art and fashion.

World was not ready when they first saw his creations .Its always been more than what viewers could imagine and digest.

His ideas and unique themes made him go up hill into the fashion industry. Sarah burton his friend and longtime collaborator and successor once said about him in an interview

“We would tell him something was technically impossible and in the morning there would be something amazing on the mannequin”. 

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He had a capability to inculcate art and fashion together and give the world some amazing pieces and shows.

♥ “His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion.”Thomas P. Campbell

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History

»» Born in 1969 in Lewisham London »»  Draws his first picture of a dress on the wall of his Family’s east end council house at the age of 3 »» Realizes he’s a  gay at the age of 8 »» As a teenager spends his after school hours in bird watching which, later on incorporates it in his designs »» 1984 starts making dresses for his 3 sisters »» 1985 , drops out of school serves apprenticeship with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard and later neighboring Gieves & Hawkes »» 1989 works as an assistant to his Idol designer Romeo Gigli »» 1990 went for the master’s program and     »»»»»»

From 1992 he started the Far-fetched journey into the fashion world .  Glimpse of some of his extraordinary collection

♥His first show’s inspiration, victim’s of a serial killer 

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   ♥ “People were so unintelligent they thought this was about women being raped—yet ‘Highland Rape’ was about England’s rape of Scotland“.Alexander McQueen

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♥ “The wooden wings were in this show, too, and the prosthetic legs he had carved for Aimee Mullins, who walked in the show. That was so moving. There were so many ideas in there. Each of his shows was like ten of anyone else’s.” Sarah Burton

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“I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.” Alexander McQueen

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♥“I get my ideas out of my dreams… if you’re lucky enough to use something you see in a dream, it is purely original. It’s not in the world — it’s in your head. I think that is amazing.” Alexander McQueen

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♥Behind the stage i) McQueen with Kate moss ii) Team work 

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♥“McQueen influenced a whole generation of designers. His brilliant imagination knew no bounds as he conjured up collection after collection of extraordinary designs.”

There were many more achievements besides these I mentioned, but it could not be summarized in one post . I know for sure he is an inspiration to most of us admirers of fashion and art. He is not an entity to be forgotten ever.

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“I knew this label, I knew his name, I now know how genius this guy was.” Prachi

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4 thoughts on “Alexander McQueen

  1. Too big an influence and too great a genius to ever be encapsulated in a single post – just as you said. You did a fantastic job of hitting the highlights and illuminating some of his philosophy. Thank you for a beautiful and inspiring tribute of a great artist I look forward to more of these posts! 🙂
    Kat

    • Thanks Kat for acknowledging.. He truly was the most talented designer ever . I really do miss him and his shows…Do visit again as I am soon going to publish a new Design-o-graphy .. I am hoping you will like it 🙂

  2. Yes, Alexander McQueen was a genius and I terribly miss him … Thanks for paying homage to him with such a beautiful selection of his most inspiring pieces, and for following my blog. Arty / Fashionable greetings from Marseille, France !

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