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Judith Watt. Foreword by Daphne Guinness. London. Goodman Books. 2012. First UK edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 224 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour. 285 x 240mm (11¼ x 9½"). 1.5kg. 9781847960313. English. Fine; as new.Judith Watt, head of Fashion History at Central Saint Martins, provides a generously illustrated overview of McQueen's career, from student to global couture house. She focuses on his work, his designs and his inspirations, rather than attempting to write a biography. The text is interspersed with chronological snapshots of each of his collections, including those under his own label and those for Givenchy and Gucci. There are also first-hand personal accounts from those who worked with McQueen during his career.'Alexander McQueen was born in London's East End in 1969. The son of a taxi driver and one of six children, his ascent to becoming one of the world's most innovative fashion designers is a very British story, one marked by celebrity friendships, unrestrained creativity, theatrical fashion shows and, ultimately, tragedy. This book is beautifully dedicated to his life and work, and provides not simply a retrospective of his collections, portrayed in visually electrifying fashion images, but also reveals the deep reservoir of the designer's imagination.Fashion historian Judith Watt brings to life the vibrant and artistic milieu in which McQueen's talent flourished. Interviews with and commentary by the inner circle around McQueen are interspersed throughout the book, giving a behind-the-scene look at how McQueen lived and worked' (from the blurb).