About the book
Fashion is a big bubble, and sometimes I feel like popping it.' Alexander McQueen, 2009 This definitive publication on Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) invites you into the creative mind and world of one of Britain's most brilliant, daring and provocative designers, and the many themes and references that shaped his visionary fashion collections. Accompanying the V&A's landmark exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, and taking the key themes of the exhibition of tailoring, gothic, primitivism, naturalism and futurism, this comprehensive catalogue features previously unseen material as well as groundbreaking essays and feature spreads by multiple authors and leading fashion commentators. This kaleidoscopic approach explores themes central to the designer's work and his collections, such as the psychology of fashion, natural history, the theatre and spectacle of his shows, and the key creative collaborators during McQueen's lifetime. Alexander McQueen also offers an encyclopaedic survey of McQueen's catwalk collections, illustrated with striking images by leading fashion photographers, and specially commissioned photographs that capture the breath-taking skill of his designs and awesome theatricality of his shows. Accompanies Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (14 March to 19 July 2015), developed and expanded from the 2011 blockbuster show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Claire Wilcox Biography
Claire Wilcox (born 1954) is senior curator of fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She received an honorary doctorate in art and design from Middlesex University in July 2017. She sits on the editorial board of the journal Fashion Theory. She is professor of fashion curation at the London College of Fashion. She won the 2021 PEN/Ackerley Prize for Patch Work.
Curated exhibitionsRadical Fashion (2001) Vivienne Westwood (2004) The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957 (2007) From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s (2013)
AuthoredA Century of Bags. Apple Press, 1998. Modern Fashion in Detail. Victoria Albert Museum, London, 1998. The Ambassador Magazine: Promoting Post-War British Textiles and Fashion. Victoria Albert Museum, London, 2012. V&A Gallery of Fashion. Victoria Albert Museum, London, 2013. Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes. Bloombury Publishing, London, 2020.
Edited cataloguesRadical Fashion (V&A, 2001) Vivienne Westwood (V&A, 2004) The Golden Age of Couture (V&A, 2007) Alexander McQueen (V&A, 2015)
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|Publisher:||V & A Publishing|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||300 colour illustrations|
|Publication date:||March 11, 2015|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|