- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 01 edition (7 May 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408130769
- ISBN-13: 978-1408130766
- Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 1.4 x 27.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation Paperback – 7 May 2010
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'His infamously over-the-top catwalk shows were as much art as fashion and the iconic moments we recall are captured in this new coffee-table must-have.' --Glam.co.uk (March 2010)
'What more could a coffee table want?' --InStyle (2010)
'If there was ever a book to collect, this one is it.' --www.fabsugar.com - 2010
About the Author
Kristin Knox is a successful international fashion blogger and journalist with a masters degree in Classical Literature from the University of Oxford. She attends all the international Fashion Weeks on behalf of her blog, theclotheswhisperer.co.uk, and has also reported back for a variety of publications including the FT Weekend, GLAM UK, and Fashion Confidential. Beyond editorial, this New Yorker turned Londoner works as online social and media consultant for various prestigious international brands and is currently amassing an impressive portfolio of runway photography. She also worked briefly as a stylist at Vogue Russia and UK Glamour as well as an events photographer for <>Vice Magazine.
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Born in March 1969 in London's east end, McQueen was the youngest of six children. His talent for fashion design began at a young age and he felt an outsider at school and at home. Once leaving school, McQueen had various apprenticeships where he took on skills that gained him a reputation in the fashion world later on. In 1992 McQueen completed a postgraduate course at Central St Martins where he met friend, and mentor, Isabella Blow. He was the head designer at the Givenchy label for five years before starting his own labels Alexander McQueen and McQ. His daring and imaginative designs often caused controversy like the 'bumster' trousers shown in his Spring/ Summer 2001 collection. As well as his designs McQueen was well known for his unconventional and theatrical runway shows like the lifesize hologram of Kate Moss for his Fall/Winter 2006 show. He has won the british designer of the year award four times over his career. His famous clientelle include Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
Being a huge fan of McQueens work i was eager to read this book. In my opinion this is one of the best books i have had the pleasure to read in a long time. Although i already knew a lot about Alexander McQueens work this book gave me insight into his life before becoming a designer, as well as what inspires his collections (his re-occuring reference to birds).Read more ›
the quality of paper and photos is excellent!
but... it has no reflections on his MEN collections, only women's... don't know why...
maybe Kristin Knox decided that they were not so "genious" as women's...
BUT it's still a must have for all fashionistas around the world who were touched by the TRUE GENIOUS OF A GENERATION!
GOD SAVE MCQUEEN!!!
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My daughter chose this as her prize giving prize (she got it for art!) and she has been glued to it ever since and getting lots of inspiration from the lovely, big pictures and... Read morePublished on 21 July 2014 by Zetta Morton
I bought this book as a gift and the recipient was over the moon with it. Had a flick through before I gave it away and it is a stunning book.Published on 28 Feb. 2013 by Jackie