Alexander McQueen graduates with honours of the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design as a fashion Designer. The Fashion stylist Isabella Blow bought his graduation collection in 1992. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own label Alexander McQueen. In 2003, McQueen was declared International Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and A Most Excellent Commander of the British Empire by the Queen of England, and won yet another British Designer of the Year honor.
The fashion Industry was devastated when the designer was found dead at the age of 40, in his house. He was a unique talent and one of the world’s greatest designer… A spokeswoman for the British fashion council said…
The World’s greatest museum of art and design: Victoria and Albert Museum in partnership with Swarovski presents The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty showcases McQueen’s visionary body of work.
The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition showcases McQueen’s visionary body of work. The exposition presented at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London covers his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection. McQueen’s designs are displayed with the same dramatic and emotional arranging and feeling of exhibition synonymous with his runway shows.
The first iteration of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 which was curated by Andrew Bolton at the Costume Institute and became one of the Met’s 10 most visited exhibitions.
London was the epicenter of McQueen’s reality. The child of a taxi-driver, he grew up in the city’s East End and left school at 15 to become a tailor’s apprentice on Savile Row in Mayfair. In 1990, he joined the prestigious MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins. Now a very capable and innovative tailor, here he became a style originator, drawing motivation from London’s history, its world-class museums, and the rising ‘British craftsmanship’ scene.
Working with little money and a close circle of collaborator she delivered a succession of enchanting and provocative shows set in, locations across the capital. He reviewed, There was such a great amount of suppression in London design. It must be livened up.
For me it was like a big dream that came true…
I was lucky enough to get into the team of Guido Palau so I could be present at the show in London, and it will also never forget it was one of my first shows ever, and then at the same time one of Alexander McQueen Shows…
I was in heaven; to have the opportunity to meet models like Kate Moss…
What a spectacle Models cut to their feet with shellfish clothes and scandal there was also because of the butterflies at the end of the show
But what am I talking about, look yourself…
“I used to have a recurring nightmare were the world was black and white, dull and flat. As I began my millinery career, my head was full of outlandish ideas. But initially I thought that I would have to be very reserved. When I first came across images of Alexander McQueen’s work it was similar to a “Eureka” experience. It was as if I was being given the green light to go ahead and express myself and bugger off to the boundaries of restriction. Be true to yourself and go for it. Not only was I fortunate to have such a ground-breaking designer as my ice breaker, but I was living in London, a dynamic city, a far cry from my roots.”
For more information about the exhibition please visit: VAM