What Alexander McQueen Can Teach You About Fashion breaks down Alexander McQueen's life, work and legacy into 36 highly visual lessons. Covering the iconic looks, McQueen's inspiration and the details that define his sartorial tastes.
Discover the life, work and legacy of Alexander McQueen in bite-sized, highly visual lessons concentrating on his artistic spirit, influences and attitude. Alexander McQueen will go down in history as the most talented and enigmatic bad-boy of fashion, whose life was tragically cut short. But it was his drive and visionary perspective that secured his place in sartorial legend, with his defying couture looks sending shock waves through the fashion landscape. What Alexander McQueen Can Teach You About Fashion breaks down his life and work into 36 key lessons, covering:
• 'The Looks' (upend taboos, speak to your strongest emotions)
• 'The Inspiration' (find kindred souls, modernize memento mori)
• 'The Details' (construct and deconstruct, beauty is armour).
It will tell you how he channeled his experiences to create looks that spoke to generations; how he tore up the rulebook of haute couture with little to no money; how he was influenced by the most morbid aspects of nature; and more. With inspirational photographs from the past 30 years, this is a must-have for fashion lovers and students. The Icons with Attitude series explores the lessons we can learn from inspiring creatives. Small and beautifully formed, if you like fashion What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion is also available.
Ana Finel Honigman is a New York-born art and fashion writer with a Doctorate degree in the History of Art from Oxford University. She lives in Berlin and Baltimore. Alongside her academic work, Ana has written about contemporary art and fashion for magazines including AnOther Magazine, ArtNews, Artforum, British Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Frieze, Guardian Unlimited, Paper, New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
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