Alexander McQueen "Savage Beauty" @ V&A Museum

Fashion // Monday, March 16, 2015
This weekend the Victoria and Albert Museum in London opened the first and largest retrospective of Alexander McQueen's work to be presented in Europe. "Savage Beauty" showcases the late designer's work spanning his 1992 MA graduate colleciton to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen's designs are presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows. 

Jacky Tsai's Floral Skulls

Illustration // Thursday, November 13, 2014
Best known as the creator of the iconic floral skull image made for late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2008 Menswear collection, Jacky Tsai combines traditional Chinese painting techniques and references with western Pop Art styles. 

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen "Skull Scarf" Capsule Collaboration

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 14, 2013
We were suprised that this collaboration hadn't happened before, but Damien Hirst has teamed up with the Alexander McQueen team with a special (read: will sell-out fast) collection of skull scarves. McQueen's skull scarf collection has always been one of the late-designer's iconic looks, and the look has always fit Hirst's style of art. 

In Erotica: The Spine Corset for Alexander McQueen

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 30, 2011
This was Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen, Spine Corset, Spring/Summer 1998 Aluminum and black leather. Said McQueen to Harper’s Bazaar, April 2007, “I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. I have to force people to look at things."

Beauty in the Grotesque

Erotica // Saturday, May 28, 2011
Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen.  Spine Corset, spring/summer 1998 Aluminum and black leather.  “I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. I have to force people to look at things.” McQueen Harper’s Bazaar, April 2007 Shaun Leane states, 'He was always fascinated by the spine. So he asked me to create a corset, which was the spine with the rib cage, so that the girl could actually wear this as a corset on the outside of her body, so we would see the beauty of these bone structures on the outside, attached to the dress.'

Alexander McQueen to be celebrated in 2011 Costume Institute Retrospective at the MET

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 10, 2010
It may be a while off, but major institutions are wasting no time in honoring the late fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, and his extraordinay and influential contributions to fashion as art. In May 2011, an exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,

Alexander McQueen Dies at Forty

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 11, 2010
Visionary English fashion designer Alexander McQueen has passed away at the age of 40. He was found dead at his property in the West End of London; early sources suspect suicide.   Read More...  


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