Alexander McQueen: Unseen

Alexander McQueen: Unseen

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Alexander McQueen has grasped the public's imagination like few other fashion designers before him, with exhibitions dedicated to his work continuing to attract record visitor numbers. Almost 500,000 people visited the V&A's 2015 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition, making it the most popular in the museum's history. Opening with a brief essay on the designer's work, Alexander McQueen: Unseen unfolds chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a concise text by Claire Wilcox, one of the foremost experts on the McQueen's work, revisiting the designer's most iconic creations across his entire career and revealing previously unseen behind- the-scenes moments that capture models, hairdressers, stylists, make-up artists and Alexander McQueen himself at their most candid and creative. Robert Fairer's stunning and high-energy photographs, all previously unpublished, capture the glamour, grit and spirit that made McQueen's flamboyant shows unique. A treasure-trove of inspiration, they make this publication a must-have reference for fashion and photography lovers alike.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 244 x 335 x 38mm | 2,760g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • With over 380 colour illustrations
  • 0500519048
  • 9780500519042
  • 67,394

Table of contents

Preface: Sally Singer * Introduction: Claire Wilcox * Essay: Robert Fairer * Nihilism * Highland Rape * The Hunger * Dante * Bellmer La Poupee * It's a Jungle Out There * Untitled * Joan * No.13 * The Overlook * Eye * What a Merry Go Round * The Dance of the Twisted Bull * Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious * Irere * Scanners * Deliverance * Pantheon ad Lucem * Black * It's Only a Game * The Man Who New Too Much * Neptune * The Windows of Culloden * Sarabande * In Memory of Elizabeth Howe, Salem, 1692 * La Dame Bleue * The Girl Who Lived in the Tree * Natural Dis-tinction, Un-natural Selection * The Horn of Plenty * Plato's Atlantis * Notes on the Collections * Credits * Acknowledgements * Index
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'Fairer's vibrant, behind-the-scenes snaps [give] a fresh perspective on the work of one of fashion's most celebrated talents' - Vogue UK 'Intimate meditation' - Vanity Fair 'An immense and intense monograph of unparalleled beauty' - iD 'A unique insight into the strange, brilliant world of Alexander McQueen' - Daily Telegraph 'Everything from robots to snow machines to rain on the catwalk, [Robert Fairer] gathers those moments, along with all the madness backstage' - W magazine 'Provides a glimpse of a true original at work' - Harrods Magazine 'Provides a privileged view into one of the most original, forward-thinking and prolific designers in the history of fashion' - Fad Magazine
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About Robert Fairer

British photographer Robert Fairer worked exclusively for American Vogue behind the scenes for over a decade. Beginning his career at British Elle in the mid 1990s, then Harpers Bazaar USA and finally at American Vogue, he covered the fashion zeitgeist of supermodel, designer and fashion excess from 1993-2011.His backstage archive has been published in three monographs, Alexander McQueen Unseen, John Galliano Unseen, and Marc Jacobs Unseen by Thames & Hudson, Yale University Press, Schirmer Mosel and Abrams.
Robert's work is published in The New York Times, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, i-D Magazine, and Visionaire, as well as fashion, portrait and lifestyle books, and anthologies. Robert continues to document the fashionable elite and collaborate with his editors and clients in uncharted fashion domains.
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