Friday, February 12, 2010

Alexander McQueen's Legacy

The unbelievably sad news of Alexander McQueen's death prompted a look back at his incredible work that has enthralled the fashion world and would no doubt continue to be considered as works of art in their own right. As with many a genius mind, the clothes that came down the runway often reflected his current thoughts, inspirations and obsessions that could swing from one impressive end to another spanning the length of a collection to the next.
From poetic beauty to moody glamour, from whimsical prettiness to downright fury, dark mysteriousness to the outright bizarre, his work encompasses an entire range of emotions that make each collection an exciting, breathtaking spectacle. Drawing gasps in reaction to the splendidly exquisite or the shockingly harsh, McQueen never did anything halfheartedly.
Every show was a full spectacle where his painstaking hardwork and dedicated toil was always evident from the complex awe-inspiring pieces. With themes ranging from movies, to history, to nature, from his travels or even his family's origins, Alexander McQueen always offered a real treat and an uninhibited delight to the senses. What would fashion do now without its much beloved enfant terrible?

{All images from the archives on Style.com}

Spring 2005 Ready-to-Wear
Inspired by the 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock




Fall 2005 Ready-to-Wear
The sixties, rocker chic and old-school glamour with a Navajo touch


Spring 2006 Ready-to-Wear
The influence of Greek goddesses



Fall 2006 Ready-to-Wear
Revisiting his Scottish family roots




Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear
Edwardiana and Courtliness


Fall 2007 Ready-to-Wear
Witchcraft & paganism



Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear to Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear will be covered in a second part.

2 comments:

  1. I have just discovered your blog and i was moved and taken by your beautiful tribute to alexander mcqueen..i am still heart sick over the loss of this brilliant gentle man who created more beauty than this world could comprehend...more than it really deserved...you have showcased so many of his most compellingly exquisite pieces and i am grateful to you for your sensitivity and compassion..thankyou

    rosanne keen

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