Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation

Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation


By (author) Kristin Knox

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  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 282mm x 18mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408130769
  • ISBN 13: 9781408130766
  • Illustrations note: 125 stunning catwalk photographs from Getty Images
  • Sales rank: 10,770

Product description

Packed with breathtaking photographs, this tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the incredible creations of an iconic, imaginative, and inspirational fashion designer whose work turned heads and hearts all over the world. He was a major fashion figure, famous throughout the world, especially the US (where he is a celebrity-favourite with clients including Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman) and Japan. McQueen's dramatic designs, also been worn by celebrities including Bjork, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, met with critical acclaim and earned him the British Designer of the Year award four times. This book is a must-have for fashion lovers everywhere.

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Author information

Kristin Knox is a successful international fashion blogger and journalist with a masters degree in Classical Literature from the University of Oxford. She attends all the international Fashion Weeks on behalf of her blog,, and has also reported back for a variety of publications including the FT Weekend, GLAM UK, and Fashion Confidential. Beyond editorial, this New Yorker turned Londoner works as online social and media consultant for various prestigious international brands and is currently amassing an impressive portfolio of runway photography. She also worked briefly as a stylist at Vogue Russia and UK Glamour as well as an events photographer for Vice Magazine.

Review quote

'His infamously over-the-top catwalk shows were as much art as fashion and the iconic moments we recall are captured in this new coffee-table must-have.' (March 2010) 'If there was ever a book to collect, this one is it.' - 2010 '...a beauty of a coffee table book...' Fashaddict blog - 2010 'What more could a coffee table want?' InStyle (2010) 'breathtaking photographs' Western Mail (2010) 'Coffee-table book for the dedicated follower of fashion' (December 2010) 'Both dedicated fans and fashion novices can lay this book with pride on their coffee tables.' Selvedge Magazine (July 2011)