Alexander Mcqueen: Unseen by Robert Fairer

Alexander Mcqueen: Unseen

byRobert Fairer, Sally SingerIntroduction byClaire Wilcox

Hardcover | November 15, 2016

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Never-before-seen photos of McQueen’s brilliantly creative world from an exclusive backstage photographer

Alexander McQueen, the iconic designer whose untimely death in 2010 left the fashion world reeling and fans worldwide clamoring for more, fused immense creativity, audacity, and a hauntingly dark aesthetic sense into powerful, unforgettable imagery.  The strange, singular beauty of his clothing was matched by the spectacle of his legendary fashion shows, which demonstrated his outstanding showmanship and consistently pushed the boundaries of runway events.  Robert Fairer’s intimate, vibrant full-color photographs of McQueen’s collections, taken backstage and on the catwalk when few photographers were allowed access, offer a unique insight into the life and work of one of the world’s most captivating figures.
This previously unpublished portfolio of stunning, high-energy photographs captures the people and the spirit that made the designer’s flamboyant shows unique. Fairer, Vogue's backstage fashion photographer for over a decade, was an integral part of the whirl of activity behind the scenes.  These images, which capture both the glamor and the grit, represent a new genre of fashion photography and are a treasure-trove of inspiration. This superb book contains an introduction and collections texts by fashion expert Claire Wilcox. Dynamic images of McQueen’s collections--thirty of his total of thirty-six shows are presented chronologically--portray behind-the-scenes moments that reveal stylists, models, hairdressers, makeup artists, and McQueen himself at their most candid and creative.

About The Author

Robert Fairer was American Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for over a decade; his work has appeared in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, and the New York Times, among many other publications. Sally Singer is creative director of Claire Wilcox is senior curator at the V&A, London, and an expert on the work of Alexander McQu...

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Title:Alexander Mcqueen: UnseenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 13 × 9.5 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030022267X

ISBN - 13:9780300222678

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“Marvel over Fairer’s vibrant and luxurious photographs of McQueen’s imaginative collections, taken on the runway and backstage where few have access. Alexander McQueen: Unseen offers a glimpse into the life and work of one of the world’s most intriguing and iconic fashion designers.”—Tara Paniogue, The Los Angeles Times