Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tribute to Alexander McQueen
Unnaturally skilled; unnatural death. Alexander McQueen, fashion designer, will rest as one of the true contemporary innovators and visionaries of the fashion industry, manipulating old and new ideas into immaculately tailored collections that speak of his years of Savile Row training and work for renowned fashion houses such as Givenchy.
His collections, often deemed twisted and tormented by fashion's elite, seemed to reveal his inner turmoil in his personal life, though season after season, the designer continued to push the envelope of acceptability and wearability. Even as he was criticized, he was adored. And even as he was deemed shocking, his designs revealed absolute commercial viability.
The serpentine image we included was shot by the brilliant Nick Knight for McQueens spring/summer 2010 campaign.
Rest in peace Alex.