"One of the most poetic and beautiful ways of how we see this modification in fashion is through Alexander McQueen, especially through his runway shows, where body modification and shaping of the human form was taken to a form of artistry. McQueen was really the most brilliant designer of our age and i think that he was someone who was always very interested in the relationship between clothing and the body. When we did a corset exhibition, most designers had done corsets that were replicas of the perfect female torso, while McQueen had done a moulded leather corset and the breasts were uneven - which in fact breasts are. He also had big Frankenstein stitching across the torso, questioning the integrity of the body. There were not only a hyper-idealisation of the body that most designers are still trying to achieve, but i think that McQueen was also asking and questioning that bodies can also be hurt and suffering. Bodies are more complicated and he always brought in ideas of terror, ugliness and fear, instad of denying all of that and only presenting the perfect image, the perfect ideal of a happy body, which is often the fashion ideal. There was always poetry."
— Patricia Mears and Dr. Valerie Steele on Alexander McQueen’s relationship between clothing and the body (via pauvres)
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bohemea:

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2013

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Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2013

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Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013

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Alexander McQueen - “SAVAGE BEAUTY” {Exhibition} #1

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Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012

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The Last Masterpieces of Alexander McQueen

thecuttingclass:

Alexander McQueen, AW10.

For many who knew or worked with Alexander McQueen, or for those many people who admired the work of Alexander McQueen, the pieces from his final collection must carry with them an incredible sense of sadness and devastation. Not only because they were the final pieces that he was working on up until his death, but also because they are so exquisite. In many ways the solemn presentation of these pieces, away from the theatre of the catwalk, gave everyone a chance to see just how carefully crafted they were, how the silhouettes were moulded and supported to perfection, how the emotive prints were shaped almost invisibly by darts and panels to sculpt the prints to the bodies of the models.

Everything about this collection showed discipline and restraint and an unabashed respect for pure craftsmanship, and that in itself speak volumes about McQueens work. While McQueen was of course notorious for his displays of dramatic shows, the foundation of his success was still his ability to create breath taking garments. It is not simply enough to be outspoken, brave or infamous for this can be seen as largely superficial. At the end of the day McQueen always knew just how to achieve perfect proportions and how to construct his fantasy garments from the inside out.

Images from Vogue.co.uk».

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Raquel Zimmermann at Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2006

Raquel Zimmermann at Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2006

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Alexander McQueen pre-Fall 2012 collection.

Alexander McQueen pre-Fall 2012 collection.

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womensweardaily:

Fashion Moments of 2011
May 2: The Met’s Costume Institute honors the late  Alexander McQueen at the annual gala. The exhibition, “Alexander  McQueen: Savage Beauty,” would open May 4 as the biggest opening day  ever for the Institute, and the entire museum’s second biggest after  2005’s “Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings.” The exhibition becomes such a  success that the museum keeps it open for an extra week. In total, the  exhibit attracted 661,509 people, ranking it as the museum’s eighth most  popular show ever.
[above: An Alexander McQueen hat on display at the Met Costume Institute’s  exhibition, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” honoring the fashion  designer.]

womensweardaily:

Fashion Moments of 2011

May 2: The Met’s Costume Institute honors the late Alexander McQueen at the annual gala. The exhibition, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” would open May 4 as the biggest opening day ever for the Institute, and the entire museum’s second biggest after 2005’s “Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings.” The exhibition becomes such a success that the museum keeps it open for an extra week. In total, the exhibit attracted 661,509 people, ranking it as the museum’s eighth most popular show ever.

[above: An Alexander McQueen hat on display at the Met Costume Institute’s exhibition, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” honoring the fashion designer.]

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bohemea:

“When we put the antlers on the model and then draped over it the lace embroidery that we had made, we had to poke them through a £2,000 piece of work. But then it worked because it looks like she’s rammed the piece of lace with her antlers. There’s always spontaneity. You’ve got to allow for that in my shows.”
Alexander McQueen, Autumn/Winter 2006-07

bohemea:

“When we put the antlers on the model and then draped over it the lace embroidery that we had made, we had to poke them through a £2,000 piece of work. But then it worked because it looks like she’s rammed the piece of lace with her antlers. There’s always spontaneity. You’ve got to allow for that in my shows.”

Alexander McQueen, Autumn/Winter 2006-07

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bohemea:

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2006

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Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2006

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bohemea:

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2008

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Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2008

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suicideblonde:

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2008

suicideblonde:

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2008

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