Friday, February 12, 2010

In memory of Alexander (Lee) McQueen

16 March 1969 – 11 February 2010

Visionary, artist, showman, staging genius, trend setter of the modern fashion world.

His critics called his work 'dark' I call it Organic, Romantic, Haunting, at times Goth.

Birds - he loved them. Skulls, crossbones, insects, feathers...a celebration of the earth.

Recurring Eagle Theme.

Pure Drama.

Discovered by Isabella Blow he paid homage to her eccentric style after her death in 2007 by sharing the runway with avant-garde head pieces by Philip Treacy in his spring/summer 2008 collection.

Totally Organic - Basket, Feathers...

Heart be still! - Steam Punk


Aimee Mullins modeled for McQueen wearing hand carved wooden legs made from solid ash, everyone thought they were boots.

Alexander McQueen infused the excitement of old school Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino Couture shows.

The following are my favorite articles.

Joyce McQueen interviews her son Tuesday 20 April 2004
'Meeting the Queen was like falling in love'

In this link - Cathy Horyn reflects on Alexander McQueen's talent, his career and his contributions to fashion.
Remembering Alexander McQueen

In the following link editors of T Magazine recall their favorite memories of Alexander McQueen.
Remembering Alexander McQueen - A celebration of his life.

And finally

A Chat With Alexander McQueen

It was Daniel Milford-Cottam, a member of a vintage clothing group I belonged to some years ago, who first peaked my interest in Alexander McQueen.

Rest in peace Lee, we will miss you.


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