mcqueen-alexanderThis is a bittersweet tribute for me due to McQueen’s untimely death.

Needless to say, Lee Alexander McQueen (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) had me at “Hello!”, so it is only just for him to be my first featured designer.

Once he left the house of Givenchy in 2001 to start his own brand, he has taken me on an impeccably tailored fairytale that intensified my love for design. He was the pied piper for every young rebel and could excite like no other!

Seductively, he lured us in with one phenomenal collection after another. His fashion shows were state-of-the-art, whimsical fan fair that kept you on the edge of your seat…we all wondered, “How could he possibly top last season?”

He had a way of seamlessly connecting art, fashion, and fantasy.

A McQueen Woman is not to be summed up by mere adjectives, yet she wholeheartedly exudes STRENGTH. He knocked the industry off its axis with flawless precision and execution in every collection, which made him a darling, and garnered him freedom to break all boundaries.

This mini tribute is simply the beginning. I’ve included an interview I stumbled across, which gives you more insight into this amazing genius, as well as some great editorials I found of his work [part two]. Enjoy!!! <3

 

Click {here} to view the original video stream of this exclusive SHOWstudio interview with Alexander McQueen.

Plato’s Atlantis, spring/summer 2010 Dress, leggings, and “Armadillo” boots embroidered with iridescent enamel paillettes

Plato’s Atlantis, spring/summer 2010
Dress, leggings, and “Armadillo” boots embroidered with iridescent enamel paillettes

Gold Jacket 2

The Horn of Plenty, autumn/winter 2009–10 Black duck feathers

The Horn of Plenty, autumn/winter 2009–10
Black duck feathers

The Girl Who Lived in the Tree, autumn/winter 2008–9 Coat of red silk satin; dress of ivory silk chiffon embroidered with crystal beads

The Girl Who Lived in the Tree, autumn/winter 2008–9
Coat of red silk satin; dress of ivory silk chiffon embroidered with crystal beads

The Girl Who Lived in the Tree, autumn/winter 2008–9 Jacket of red silk velvet embroidered with gold bullion and trimmed with white shearling; dress of ivory silk tulle

The Girl Who Lived in the Tree, autumn/winter 2008–9
Jacket of red silk velvet embroidered with gold bullion and trimmed with white shearling; dress of ivory silk tulle

Sarabande, spring/summer 2007 Nude silk organza embroidered with silk flowers and fresh flowers

Sarabande, spring/summer 2007
Nude silk organza embroidered with silk flowers and fresh flowers

Widows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7 Cream silk tulle and lace with resin antlers

Widows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7
Cream silk tulle and lace with resin antlers

It’s Only a Game, spring/summer 2005 Lilac leather and horsehair

It’s Only a Game, spring/summer 2005
Lilac leather and horsehair

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, autumn/winter 2002–3 Coat of black parachute silk; trouser of black synthetic; hat of black silk satin Hat by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, autumn/winter 2002–3
Coat of black parachute silk; trouser of black synthetic; hat of black silk satin
Hat by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen

VOSS, spring/summer 2001 Red and black ostrich feathers and glass medical slides painted red

VOSS, spring/summer 2001
Red and black ostrich feathers and glass medical slides painted red

No. 13, spring/summer 1999 White cotton muslin spray-painted black and yellow with underskirt of white synthetic tulle

No. 13, spring/summer 1999
White cotton muslin spray-painted black and yellow with underskirt of white synthetic tulle

 

What do you still want to achieve in fashion?

Evolution. Keep on pushing…
Making clothes not part of a wardrobe, but part of a person.

Robots

Photos courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Click {here} to get a behind-the-scenes view of his inspiration.