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Author Gleason, Katherine, 1960-
Title Alexander Mcqueen evolution / by Katherine Gleason ; epilogue by Simon Collins.
Published New York : Race Point, 2012.
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 Floor4 Folio/Oversize  TT505.M37 G54 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 215 p. : col. ill. 32 cm.
Contents Nihilism, spring/summer 1994 -- Banshee, fall/winter 1994-95 -- The birds, spring/summer 1995 ; Highland rape, fall/winter 1995-96 -- The hunger, spring/summer 1996 -- Dante, fall/winter 1996-97 -- La poupée, spring/summer 1997 -- It's a jungle out there, fall/winter 1997-98 -- Untitled, spring/summer 1998 -- Joan, fall/winter 1998-99 -- No.13, spring/summer 1999 -- The overlook, fall/winter 1999-2000 -- Eye, spring/summer 2000 -- Eshu, fall/winter, 2000-01 -- VOSS, spring/summer 2001 -- What a merry-go-round, fall/winter 2001-02 -- The dance of the twisted bull, spring/summer 2002 -- Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, fall/winter 2002-03 -- Irere, spring/summer 2003 -- Scanners, fall/winter 2003-04 -- Deliverance, spring/summer 2004 -- Pantheon ad lecum, fall/winter 2004-05 -- It's only a game, spring/summer 2005 -- The man who knew too much, fall/winter 2005-06 -- Neptune, spring/summer 2006 -- Widows of Culloden, fall/winter 2006-07 -- Sarabande, spring/summer 2007 -- In memory of Elizabeth How, fall/winter 2007-08 -- La Dame Bleue, spring/summer 2008 -- The girl who lived in the tree, fall/winter 2008-09 -- Natural dis-tinction un-natural selection, spring/summer 2009 -- The horn of plenty, fall/winter 2009-2010 -- Plato's Atlantis, spring/summer 2010 -- Posthumous collection, fall/winter 2010-2011 -- Epilogue.
Summary "From Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, his 1992 graduate collection, to Plato's Atlantis, the last show before his death in 2010, Lee Alexander McQueen was as celebrated for the exquisite tailoring, meticulous craftsmanship, and stunning originality of his designs as he was notorious for his theatrical--and often controversial--runway shows. McQueen found inspiration for his avant-garde collections everywhere: his Scottish ancestry, Alfred Hitchcock movies, Yoruba mythology, the destruction of the environment--even the fashion industry itself. Whatever his inspiration, however, McQueen's concept for his runway show came first and was crucial to the development of the collection. Every show had a narrative and was staged with his characteristic dramatic flair. Highland Rape featured disheveled models smeared with "blood" staggering down the runway in town clothes. In Scanners, two robots sprayed paint on a model trapped on a spinning platform. In Widows of Culloden, a hologram of supermodel Kate Moss held center stage. Other McQueen shows staged models walking through water, drifting snowflakes, rain, and wind tunnels; pole-dancing in garish makeup at a carnival, playing living pieces in a bizarre chess game, and performing with trained dancers in a Depression-era-style marathon. Illustrated throughout with stunning photography and liberally sprinkled with quotations from McQueen and those who knew him best, Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the designer's thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them"--Publisher's web site.
Subject McQueen, Alexander, 1969-2010 -- Exhibitions.
Fashion designers -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Costume design -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Costume design -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Fashion design -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Fashion design -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Fashion photography.
ISBN 1937994007
OCLC number 783147416