Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (V & A)
Claire Wilcox (Ed.)
V & A Publishing, London, 2015
Published to accompany the V&A’s landmark exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, this is the definitive work on one of Britain’s most brilliant, daring and provocative designers.
This comprehensive catalogue features 28 ground-breaking essays from expert fashion commentators and cultural scholars which examine the richness and complexity of McQueen s visionary fashion. The publication includes over 440 striking images, from intimate backstage portraits and editorials by leading fashion photographers to previously unpublished sketches and research boards from the McQueen archive.
At the centre of the book is a Cabinet of Curiosities gatefold with a specially commissioned photo shoot that showcases McQueen s breath-taking attention to detail. The book closes with an encyclopaedic survey of all of McQueen’s London collections, from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his final collection, posthumously presented in March 2010.