|Plato’s Atlantis, spring/summer 2010|
Gray wool and silk/synthetic knit printed in jellyfish pattern
“For me, what I do is an artistic expression which is channeled through me. Fashion is just the medium.”—Muse, December 2008
Ensemble. Jacket of pink and gray wool bird’s-eye embroidered with silk thread; trouser of pink and gray wool bird’s-eye; hat of pink and gray wool bird’s-eye embroidered with silk thread and decorated with Amaranthus
“I want to be honest about the world that we live in, and sometimes my political persuasions come through in my work. Fashion can be really racist, looking at the clothes of other cultures as costumes. . . . That’s mundane and it’s old hat. Let’s break down some barriers.”—Nylon, February 2004
“The show was staged inside a huge two-way mirrored box, whereby the audience was reflected in the glass before the show began and then the models could not see out once the show started.”—20/20 Europe, January/February 2001
Nude synthetic net appliquéd with roundels in the shape of chrysanthemums embroidered with red, gold, and black silk thread with black ostrich feathers. Courtesy of Alexander McQueen. Photographs © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
“These beautiful models were walking around in the room, and then suddenly this woman who wouldn’t be considered beautiful was revealed. It was about trying to trap something that wasn’t conventionally beautiful to show that beauty comes from within.”—WWD, September 28, 2000
While we don't have a McQueen book (yet), we do have a respectable group of fashion books on hand; so if I've whetted your appetite, please take a look!
I just have to add one more image: this dress made of pheasant feathers from Widows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7.