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Alexander McQueen : savage beauty

Author: Andrew BoltonAlexander McQueenSusannah FrankelTim BlanksSølve SundsbøAll authors
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven, Conn. : Distributed by Yale University Press. [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
History
Interviews
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Named Person: Alexander McQueen; Sarah Burton; Alexander McQueen; Alexander McQueen; Sarah Burton; Sarah Burton; Alexander McQueen; Alexander McQueen; Alexander McQueen; Sarah Burton; Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010; Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010; Alexander McQueen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Bolton; Alexander McQueen; Susannah Frankel; Tim Blanks; Sølve Sundsbø; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0300169787 9780300169782 1588394123 9781588394125
OCLC Number: 687693871
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 4-July 31, 2011.
Front cover features a "holographic" image that morphs between McQueen's face and a metallic skull as the viewing angle changes.
Description: 240 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 35 cm
Contents: Sponsor's statement --
Director's foreword --
Preface / Andrew Bolton --
Introduction / Susannah Frankel --
The romantic mind --
Romantic Gothic --
Romantic nationalism --
Romantic exoticism --
Romantic primitivism --
Romantic naturalism --
Cabinet of curiosities --
An interview with Sarah Burton by Tim Blanks --
Exhibition checklist.
Other Titles: Savage beauty
Responsibility: Andrew Bolton ; with contributions by Susannah Frankel and Tim Blanks ; photography by Sølve Sundsbø.
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"I never conformed to any sort of fashion ideal. My idea was always to show reality, even though I started at Savile Row and ended up at Givenchy in Paris; to depict the times I live in." -Alexander  Read more...

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"Excellent catalogue."-The Huffington Post"An authoritative and moving insight into the legacy of the British designer."-Carola Long, Financial Times (Christmas Books)"This book . . . helps Read more...

 
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