McQueen’s Vision everlasting

We have sadly noted the tragic loss of British icon and designer Alexander McQueen. It was only days ago I stumbled across this magical piece of work for his autumn/winter 2006-7 collection, featuring Kate Moss as a finale. Below follows this iconographic fashion hologram, which he had dedicated to his close friend, muse Isabella Blow, who had only died just months earlier.

I am saddened I did not share it before, but suddenly her angelic image softens this time, however extending into the past and future his vision.

The government’s Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has said of designer McQueen : “Alexander McQueen made an outstanding contribution to British fashion. His extraordinary talent and creativity mean that his designs are adored not just by followers of haute couture but lovers of great style everywhere. This is a great loss to one of Britain’s most successful industries and to the design world more widely.”

McQueen accepted his third Designer of the Year Award from HRH the Prince of Wales in 2001, although this rebel, oft titled British fashion’s ‘bad boy’ – was rumoured to have once embroidered the Prince of Wales bespoke suit lining with the words “I am a c**t”, whilst tailoring with Gieves & Hawkes of Savile Row.

Chief creative officer of Burberry Christopher Bailey in memorandum of McQueen’s global influence and meteoric talent, noted also the designer married a unique “warm character” and personal charm, with an intense creative genius and vision, melded together as an aspirational integrity. Design contemporary Donna Karan has noted McQueen to be amongst the most extraordinary, gifted, and rare, “icons of creativity.”

Source: Vogue


~ by Teena Davidson on February 13, 2010.

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