Alexander Mcqueen: The Life And The Legacy

Hardcover | October 30, 2012

byJudith Watt

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Judith Watt, a leading fashion historian and close personal friend of her brilliant, tragic subject, offers a close-up backstage look at the life, legacy, and visionary genius of Alexander McQueen.  From his East London childhood to his explosive, game-changing fashion career to his shocking suicide at the age of forty, Watt’s Alexander McQueen features revealing commentary and intimate perspectives by those who were closest to the fearless, groundbreaking designer—including milliner Philip Treacy, stylist Katy England, photographer Nick Knight, as well as friends and collectors Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, and Daphne Guiness—and stunning, photographs, many never before seen, of some of his most remarkable designs and intricate apparel.

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Judith Watt, a leading fashion historian and close personal friend of her brilliant, tragic subject, offers a close-up backstage look at the life, legacy, and visionary genius of Alexander McQueen.  From his East London childhood to his explosive, game-changing fashion career to his shocking suicide at the age of forty, Watt’s Alexande...

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An intimate and revealing look at the personal and professional life of the fashion world's most visionary designer.This incredible volume strips away the layers of legend surrounding Alexander McQueen, revealing the sartorial genius and the true history of the man who reinvented modern fashion. Uncovering new details about Lee Alexand...

Judith Watt, Head of Fashion History at Central Saint Martins (CSM), is the author of several books on fashion and a contributor toVogue,The Guardian, and BBC Radio 4. She lives and works in London.A designer, editor, model, muse, and stylist, Daphne Guinness was an early champion of Alexander McQueen's work. Known for her rarefied per...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6.5 × 0.94 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062131990

ISBN - 13:9780062131997

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“An in-depth, critical examination of McQueen as both a genius mind and wildly talented designer. In short, reading Watt’s book feels equivalent to taking a semester-long lecture class--An incredibly interesting and inspiring course taught by the very best of teacher’s in the field.”