|Alexander McQueen took the runway shows to the level of high art and pure spectacle.|
|Daphne Guiness in Alexander McQueen. Artist and Muse at stratospheric heights.|
|Alexander McQueen's biggest collector and Steven Klein who photographed many of his campaigns.|
|Daphne Guiness with Steven Klein. Guiness was one of Alexander's biggest supporters.|
As humans we wish to seen, recognized, and to be associated with things others in the know will consider special. Daphne Guiness, heir to the Guiness fortune chose none other than Alexander McQueen as her vehicle to true celebrity status. Alexander McQueen's raw talent and pure genius took fashion to new heights, exploring Surrealism and Daphne took those creations off the runway and right onto the streets of the City herself. Promoted by Vogue and the incredible skills of photographer, Steven Klein among others, McQueen's designs approached high art and were sold at auctions for record numbers. The Metropolitan Museum of Art had a retrospective of his major pieces and it was there most popular show to date - selling out every day for months on end. Alexander McQueen challenged what the fashion world found acceptable and redefined the maverick genius at the highest level. The clothes, shoes and accessories were no longer of the textile world but true pieces of wearable art worthy of a MoMA exhibition. - Ecomanta.
Lose yourself in a luxurious world of enchantment with the exciting elegance of Alexander McQueen. There is an inexplicable awe and edgy intensity of an Alexander McQueen shoe, bag, scarf, garment, or accessory that is mysteriously magical. Rarely, if ever, has a designer been showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alexander McQueen is one of the formost visionaries when elevated fashion to level of high art on par with Sotheby's contemporary fine art paintings and collectibles.
Alexander McQueen is a master at the mythology of the creative craft. His attention to detail is that of a surgeon. His daring designs and fantastic fit bring deep and hidden desires to life in his original and unique masterpieces. There is something dark, beautiful, and inexplicable about the mysterious magnetism of an Alexander McQueen creation.
Alexander McQueen was born in London on March 17, 1969 as the youngest of six children. He left school at the age of 16 and was immediately offered an apprenticeship in fashion, and continued working at various locations until 1994 when he returned to London and completed a Masters degree in Fashion Design. Since the time of his graduation, Alexander McQueen has become one of the most famous and respected international fashion designers in the world. His amazing collections include Alexander McQueen footwear, handbags, ties, sunglasses, belts, scarves, wallets, keychains, jewelry and both Alexander McQueen and McQ men's and women's clothing.
The Alexander McQueen clothing, handbag, footwear, jewelry and accessory collections are known for both the emotional power and raw energy of his shows, as well as the romantic but determinedly contemporary nature of his designs. Integral to the Alexander McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, and fluidity and severity. An openly emotional and even passionate viewpoint is realized through his footwear, clothing, handbags, scarves, and accessory collections. The Alexander McQueen collections project a profound respect for the arts and crafts tradition.
All Alexander McQueen collections combine an in-depth working knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, the fine workmanship of the French Haute Couture atelier and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing. Daphne Guiness the heiress and connoisseur of all things fashion promoted Alexander McQueen and befriended Steven Klein, another creative genius who proved to be on par with McQueen in terms of expressive photography. Together the trio dominated the world of high fashion at ever level.
Sarah Burton reigns as creative director for Alexander McQueen. She will continue to produce works inspired by the legacy and dreams of Alexander McQueen. Su