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Alexander McQueen: Unseen

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Alexander McQueen: Unseen

By  Robert Fairer , Introduction by  Claire Wilcox , Sally Singer
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Never-before-seen photos of McQueen’s brilliantly creative world from an exclusive backstage photographer

Alexander McQueen, the iconic designer whose untimely death in 2010 left the fashion world reeling and fans worldwide clamoring for more, fused immense creativity, audacity, and a hauntingly dark aesthetic sense into powerful, unforgettable imagery.  The strange, singular beauty of his clothing was matched by the spectacle of his legendary fashion shows, which demonstrated his outstanding showmanship and consistently pushed the boundaries of runway events.  Robert Fairer’s intimate, vibrant full-color photographs of McQueen’s collections, taken backstage and on the catwalk when few photographers were allowed access, offer a unique insight into the life and work of one of the world’s most captivating figures.
 
This previously unpublished portfolio of stunning, high-energy photographs captures the people and the spirit that made the designer’s flamboyant shows unique. Fairer, Vogue's backstage fashion photographer for over a decade, was an integral part of the whirl of activity behind the scenes.  These images, which capture both the glamor and the grit, represent a new genre of fashion photography and are a treasure-trove of inspiration. This superb book contains an introduction and collections texts by fashion expert Claire Wilcox. Dynamic images of McQueen’s collections--thirty of his total of thirty-six shows are presented chronologically--portray behind-the-scenes moments that reveal stylists, models, hairdressers, makeup artists, and McQueen himself at their most candid and creative.

Robert Fairer was American Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for over a decade; his work has appeared in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, and the New York Times, among many other publications. Sally Singer is creative director of Vogue.com. Claire Wilcox is senior curator at the V&A, London, and an expert on the work of Alexander McQueen. 

ISBN: 9780300222678

ISBN-10: 9780300222678

Publisher: Yale University Press

Publication Date: 11/15/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/15/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 352

Language: English

Categories

Design / Fashion & Accessories

Design / Textile & Costume

Photography / Subjects & Themes / Fashion