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Books & Magazines May, 16 2011

Redux | “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Book

Alexander McQueen: Savage BeautyRedux | Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Book is published to coincide with exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art organized by The Costume Institute, and celebrates the creativity and originality of the designer.

Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment. Alexander McQueen: Savage BeautyRedux | Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Book examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture, and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic. It also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures underpinning his collections and extravagant runway presentations, with their echoes of avant-garde installation and performance art.

Savage BeautyRedux | Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Book is available from AmazonRedux | Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Book.

View the full cover after the jump. And, revisit our earlier coverage here.

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