Vogue On Alexander McQueen

Vogue On Alexander McQueen
Price :  £10.00

Chloe Fox.

London. Quadrille Publishing. 2013. Reprint. First published in 2012. Paper-covered boards with paper obi band. 160 pages. Over 80 full-page colour illustrations. 220 x 170mm (8¾ x 6¾"). 0.7kg. 9781849491136. English. Fine; as new.

A small but finely produced overview of McQueen's life and work, published as part of the Vogue On series. Where this title excels is in the quality of the photographs that Vogueis able to mine from the Conde Nast magazine archives. Fashion photographers featured include Nick Knight, David Bailey, Mario Testino, Corinne Day, Roger Dean, Patrick Demarchelier, Oberto Gili, Tim Walker, William Klein, Paolo Roversi, Andrew Lamb, Arthur Elgort, and many others.

'Alexander McQueen was – from the controversy of his early shows to the elegiac perfection of his last – British fashion’s most significant figure. His stellar career is a story of iconoclasm, ambition and visionary brilliance. With images from leading photographers such as Mario Testino and Corinne Day, Vogue On Alexander McQueen shows how his darkly beautiful designs, immaculate tailoring, slashed material and sculpted outlines realised his ambition:
‘I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting so that, when I’m dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen’.' (from the publisher's description).