Alexander McQueen: the most sensitive and brilliant visionary of fashion

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Alexander McQueen photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue UK

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“The Muse” by Beatrice Brandini

After the incredible success of the Met in New York (queues, even at night, to see his retrospective), from March 14 until August 2 opens in London, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the exhibition “Savage Beauty” dedicated to one of the most important figures, revolutionary and talented of the fashion world: Alexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty, exhibition at the V & A

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Photo by Steve Meisel for Vogue, May 2011. Alexander McQueen Dress

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Photo by Steve Meisel for Vogue, May 2011. Alexander McQueen Dresses

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Photo by Steve Meisel for Vogue, May 2011. Alexander McQueen Dress

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Clothes on display at the V & A in London “Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty”

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Clothes on display at the V & A in London “Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty”

Alexander McQueen was an extraordinary creative, able to mix and coexistence in his creations Gothic, the theatricality, the death, the provocation, the tradition translated into tailoring, the history of costume and much more …

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Clothes on display at the V & A in London “Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty”

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Clothes on display at the V & A in London “Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty”

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Clothes on display at the V & A in London “Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty”

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Clothes on display at the V & A in London “Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty”

Was the son of a taxi driver in London’s East End, left school very young to work at Anderson & Sheppard in Sevile Row, the most renowned tailoring man who boasts among its titled clients the Prince of Wales. Already here it seems that he enjoyed scribbling obscenities in the liners of the clothes, he had an innate taste towards provocation and perhaps to mock an aristocratic ruling class and powerful. Will then pass by Romeo Gigli in Milan, finally back to London to join the Saint Martin’s School.

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Photo by Patrick Demarchelier, Alexander McQueen dresses

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Press campaign Alexander McQueen S / S 2014. Kate Moss photographed by Steven Klein

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Photos of Paola Kudacki for Vogue Germany, dress McQueen

For his fashion show, to the end of course, will create a collection that will delight the press, insiders and Isabella Blow, an other star of the fashion from the eccentric personality, style icon and talent scout. Indeed, it was precisely the Blow to buy all his clothes launching his career. The collection was called “Jack the Ripper” ….

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Glimpses of the exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Exoticism

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Glimpses of the exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”. Romantic Nationalism

In 1996, replaces John Galliano as creative director of Givenchy, true consecration and global visibility, collaboration that will last until 2001, the year when the Gucci Group acquires control of his line. From 1996 to 2003 he was recognized as the “Designer of the Year” at the Fashion Designer Awards. But despite these impressive achievements (boutiques in London, Milan and New York, important collaborations, launch of his perfume and a second line, the MCQ-Alexander McQueen ..) in 2010, forty years, committed suicide at his home in London.

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Glimpses of the exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Naturalism

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Glimpses of the exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Primitivism

He used his shows as means of expression, a way to express his artistic vision. For this they were always an event, theater, scenic, provocative, extravagant, as its fashion. “I do not want the cocktail party, declared, do not interest me, I prefer that people leave my shows and maybe vomiting. I prefer extreme reactions “.

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Photo by Tim Walker, Alexander McQueen dress

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Photo Tim Walker, Alexander McQueen dress

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Gemma Ward photographed by Craig McDean for Vogue, 2006

I want the audience to wonder: what the hell is? McQueen stated about his latest collection “The Horn of Plenty” in 2009. “A parody of a punk female ideal that does not exist … stereotypes of their times that I have made more ridiculous. Everything is extreme, an illusion”. The staging of the fashion show was a dump. “I would like you to understand the scope of the recession, because of our greed, we are living.” He was right….

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Alexander McQueen catwalk, fashion show “The Horn of Plenty” F / W 2009

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Alexander McQueen catwalk, fashion show  “The Horn of Plenty” F / W 2009

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Alexander McQueen catwalk, fashion show  “The Horn of Plenty” F / W 2009

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Alexander McQueen interpreted by Beatrice Brandini

Alexander you have been a great with your fashion you left an indelible mark, you did discuss and talk about you. You’ve been so good and a creative that in a few years you’ll be in every book of the history of costume (you already have monographs and exhibitions dedicated to you, such as New York and now in London), an example for students who want to pursue your career, inspiration for critics and journalists, sociocultural model to understand, even through your incredible and magnificent creations, the decade of the nineties and the millennium.

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Backstage fashion show Alexander McQueen F / W 2009

Good life to all!

Beatrice

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