Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

By: Bolton, Andrew ; Susanah Frankel; Tim Blanks,

Price: $45.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Exhibition catalog in excellent condition with light scuffing/shelf wear to Skull / A. McQueen's face lenticular on chocolate brown cover only. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 240 pages with hypnotic fake woodgrain illustrated endpapers. Filled with oversize full color full page photos of the clothing designs of the subject hanging on bruised mannequins. Sorta hot, if you like that kind ot thing. 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, 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 conventional parameters of fashion to express ideas about culture, politics, and identity.

Title: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Author: Bolton, Andrew ; Susanah Frankel; Tim Blanks,

Illustrator: Sundsbo, Solve

Categories: Fashion, Costume, Beauty,

Publisher: New York, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2011

ISBN Number: 1588394123

ISBN Number 13: 9781588394125

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Fashion, Costume, Beauty

Size: XL

Seller ID: 146839