Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday { 16 }

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 Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
by Andrew Bolton, Harold Koda
(May 31, 2011 -- Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most influential, imaginative, and inspirational designers at the turn of the millennium. His fashions both challenged and expanded the conventional parameters of clothing beyond utility to a compelling expression of culture, politics, and identity. Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueen's inimitable technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices.
 
The book also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures found in McQueen's collections and in his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which suggested the most avant-garde installation and performance art. Intended as an assessment of Alexander McQueen's entire career, the book includes in-depth studies of six collections that illustrate and encapsulate thematic chapters as well as an interview with Sarah Burton, the new creative director of Alexander McQueen who had been the designer's right-hand design aide since 1996.

(Sorry for the lateness - I swear I had this scheduled, but it never posted!)
So this week's choice is a little different, since it's not fiction. Or, at least, it's not written fiction, though there are stories inside. I've always loved fashion and clothes and models and runways and photography, and no one had that fantastic element that Alexander McQueen had. His runway shows were inspiring, and his clothes didn't seem to belong in our world. They belonged in some amazing, fantastical world far, far away from here. I remember being devastated when I heard about his passing, and while the line may not retain that magical touch without him, I definitely have faith that the name brand will not vanish anytime soon. I'm definitely excited to get my hands on this book and peruse through the gorgeous photography on the inside. 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

3 comments:

  1. Hah! Funny that this is your pick. :) I'm going to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art tonigtht!

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  2. This sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for posting this.
    Ann

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