If Alexander McQueen were to give a masterclass on design, creativity and attitude, what wisdom would he impart? Discover McQueen's life, work and legacy in this sharply curated biography focusing on artistic spirit.
Alexander McQueen will go down in history as the most talented and enigmatic 'bad boy' of fashion. But it was his drive and visionary perspective that secured his place in sartorial legend when his defying couture looks sent shockwaves through the fashion landscape.
McQueen used tartan to address Scotland’s difficult history as a colonised country. ‘There is nothing romantic about its history,’ he said in response to the British kitsch fascination with haggis and bagpipes.
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Author: Ana Finel Honigmen