Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary is a testament to McQueen’s incomparable talent and a comprehensive archive of his life’s work, from his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins to his final designs created just days before his untimely death in February 2010. Fearlessly and intensively creative, romantic and defiant, traditional yet radical, and darkly beautiful, Alexander McQueen’s vision was to create a silhouette that would define the twenty-first century. His gothic sensibility and dramatic runway shows took the fashion world’s breath away.
Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary charts the designer’s rise to fashion royalty – from his apprenticeship as a tailor on London’s illustrious Savile Row, to a career of demolishing the rules he had so diligently learned, while retaining a foundation of craftsmanship, heritage and historical narrative. The fashion world’s greatest upsetter was adored by the elite as much as his style was emulated on the street. Ten years after tragedy cut short an illustrious career, this book reveals the complex narratives and fascination with nature that inspired a brilliant yet dark mind, and visually documents the exquisite and electrifying creations that are his legacy.