Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Artist(s): Alexander McQueen
Author(s): Andrew Bolton
Year published: 2011
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 224
Illustrations: Includes 250 colour illustrations
Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of McQueens prolific career, this stunning book examines his inimitable technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices.
This art book also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures found in McQueen’s collections and in his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which could well have been the most avant-garde installation and performance art.
Intended to be the most thorough assessment of Alexander McQueen’s entire career, this book includes in-depth studies of six collections that illustrate and encapsulate his work as well as an interview with Sarah Burton, the new creative director of Alexander McQueen who had been the designer’s right-hand design aide since 1996.