Alexander Mcqueen: Evolution

byKatherine Gleason

Paperback | March 1, 2017

Alexander Mcqueen: Evolution by Katherine Gleason
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Illustrated with stunning photography and liberally sprinkled with quotations from McQueen and confidants,Alexander McQueen: Evolutionis the story of the genius behind the designer's thirty-five runway shows.

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 exquisite tailoring, meticulous craftsmanship, and stunning originality of his designs as he was notorious for histheatrical-- and oftencontroversial--runway shows.

McQueen found inspiration for hisavant-garde collectionseverywhere: his Scottish ancestry, Alfred Hitchcock movies, Yoruba mythology, the destruction of the environment -- even the fashion industry itself. Whatever his inspiration, however, McQueen'sconcept for his runway showscame first and was crucial to the development of the collection. Every show had a narrative and was staged with his characteristic dramatic flair.

Highland Rape featured disheveled models smeared with "blood"staggeringdown the runway in town clothes. In Scanners,two robotssprayed paint on a model trapped on a spinning platform. In Widows of Culloden, a hologram of supermodel Kate Moss held center stage. Other McQueen shows staged modelswalking through water, drifting snowflakes, rain, and wind tunnels; pole-dancing ingarish makeupat a carnival; playing living pieces in abizarre chess game; and performing with trained dancers in a Depression-era-style marathon.

Illustrated throughout with stunning photographyand liberally sprinkled with quotations from McQueen and those who knew him best,Alexander McQueen:Evolution,now in paperback, is the story of the designer's thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them.

Title:Alexander Mcqueen: EvolutionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:216 pages, 12.25 X 10.25 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:216 pages, 12.25 X 10.25 X 0.75 inPublished:March 1, 2017Publisher:Race Point PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:163106147X

ISBN - 13:9781631061479

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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