Dazed & Confused. 46. Once You Start You Just Can't Stop Issue

Dazed & Confused. 46. Once You Start You Just Can't Stop Issue

Guest edited by Alexander McQueen.

London. Dazed & Confused. September 1998. Wrappers. 144 pages. Illustrated throughout. 300 x 230mm (11 x 9"). 0.7kg. . English Very good; slight shelf wear with some light surface scratches to rear cover, otherwise a well-preserved copy of a scarce issue.

In 1998 Alexander McQueen guest-edited the September issue of Dazed and Confused. McQueen was currently the darling of the fashion world and the magazine gives the reader an excellent view into what was important to him at the time.
Much of McQueen's work was about challenging the conventions of beauty. The main feature, 'Fashion-able', epitomises this desire.
'In a world where the mainstream concept of what is and isn't beautiful becomes increasingly narrow - you have to be young, you have to be thin, you should preferably be blonde and, of course, pale skinned. Some of fashion's most influential talents have come together to challenge these preconceptions. All the subjects in these pictures are physically disabled. They were cast in the normal way: would-be applicants asked to send in their pictures. The response was overwhelming which gave everyone involved the confidence to proceed'.
The concept was by McQueen, photography by Nick Knight, styling by Katy England, fashion by Hussein Chalayan, Roland Mouret, Catherine Blades, Philip Treacy, Alexander McQueen and Comme des Garcons. The cover image is of Paralympic athlete and amputee Aimee Mullins who opened the Spring/Summer 1999 No. 13 collection, striding out on the runway in a pair of intricately carved wooden prosthetic legs.
Other articles include 'Five Revolutionary Seconds' a photographic fold-out by Sam Taylor Wood, 'Alexander McQueen meets Helen Mirren' with portraits by Rankin, an article with the photographer Robert Frank, an interview with Grace Jones shot by Juergen Teller, McQueen's Givenchy collection photographer by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and an alternative backcover of Kele le Roc.