May 2, 2012

Alexander McQueen

The Alexander Mcqueen is an extraordinary designer who mastered razor sharp tailoring. McQueen's shows "... are known for their emotional power and raw energy, as well as the romantic but determinedly contemporary nature of the collections. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity. An openly emotional and even passionate viewpoint is realised with a profound respect and influence for the arts and crafts tradition. Alexander's collections combine an in-depth working knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, the fine workmanship of the French Haute Couture atelier and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing." In 2010 McQueen committed suicide however his legacy continues with Sarah Burton as creative director of the McQueen brand.

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