Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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by Andrew Bolton
     
 

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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 McQueen, Harper's Bazaar, September 2008See more details below

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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 McQueen, Harper's Bazaar, September 2008

Editorial Reviews

Harpers Bazaar
“McQueen’s brilliance is celebrated in this sumptuous tome that accompanies the Costume Institute’s spring retrospective. The hologram cover makes it a collector’s item.”—Harper’s Bazaar
I-D Magazine - Dean Mayo Davies

“….the definitive reference of Lee Alexander McQueen.”—Dean Mayo Davies, I-D Magazine
Sydney Morning Herald - Janice Breen Burns

“Many books will come dedicated to his genius, but Savage Beauty will remain a beacon.”—Janice Breen Burns, Sydney Morning Herald
The Huffington Post

“Excellent catalogue” —The Huffington Post
Lonny Magazine

“For those still wanting to view McQueen's fashion creations, the book shines on.” —Lonny Magazine
Creative Loafing

“ The catalog—with its gorgeous images places alongside provocative, incisive, and often puzzling conversational quotes from the designer himself—makes for an interesting way to get a peek at the show for those of us who won’t be lucky enough to make it to New York this summer.”—Creative Loafing
Choice - C. Donaldson

"[T]his book itself is a showstopper."—C. Donaldson, Choice
The Financial Times (Christmas Books) - Carola Long
“An authoritative and moving insight into the legacy of the British designer.”—Carola Long, The Financial Times (Christmas Books)
Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) - 2011 Award for Excellence

Winner of the Awards for Excellence in 2011, as given by the Association of Art Museum
ForeWord Magazine - Book of the Year Finalist

Finalist for the 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year Award in the Art category

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300169782
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
65,961
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 13.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Andrew Bolton is Curator at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Susannah Frankel is fashion editor of The Independent newspaper. Tim Blanks is contributing editor of Style.com.

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