Monday, March 1, 2010
Alexander McQueen was born in London 1969.
His shows are known for their emotional power and raw energy, as well as the romantic but contemporary nature of the collections.
Or in other words – “a futuristic designer in the art of fashion”
He left school at a young age, then studied an apprenticeship at the traditional Saville Row tailors, therefore, mastering in the technical construction of clothing. From then on he moved into the theatrical costumiers, where he mastered 6 methods of pattern cutting from the melodramatic 16th Century to the razor sharp tailoring, which has now become a “McQueen signature”.
In less than 10 years McQueen became one of the most respected fashion designers in the world.
McQueens costume designs have been specifically made for a range of different celebrities for their performances. Lady Gaga has been a huge fan of his elaborate
designs. His main focus is in her recent video clip "Bad Romance".
He dressed Bjork, for her album cover "Homogenic".
His inspirations were animals and more specifically sea creatures, fashion reviewers said; "The models came out, dressed in short, reptile-patterned, digitally printed dresses, their gangly legs sunk in grotesque shoes that looked like the armored heads of a fantastical breed of antediluvian sea monster."
Janet Jackson loved his work, wearing many of his designed costumes on stage performing at her shows.
He has received an endless amount of awards in fashion such as: British Designer of the year 1996, 1997, 2001, and 2003, International Designer of the Year by The Council of Fashion Designer's of America in 2003, A Most Excellent Commander of The British Empire’ by her Majesty the Queen in 2003, GQ Menswear Designer of the Year in 2007.