Alexander McQueen. Working Process.

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Seeing the light of the day is Alexander McQueen. Working Process. book featuring photography of Nick Waplington. The book beautifully documents the creation of designer's fall 2009 collection, with all of work in progress details followed 'till the moment of the runway show. For this task the photographer was commissioned by the late designer, who placed the layout of the book himself. The book was ready for publishing when McQueen died, but it was on hold until now.

The collection and the show had a great meaning for the designer. Entitled The Horn of Plenty, it was reminiscent of the designer's wast 15 year archive.

In effect, it was his personal survey of his work to date. The set was composed of broken mirrors and a giant trash heap made up of all the sets from his previous shows; critics have commented that this reflected McQueen’s feelings towards the fashion system and how it pressures designers to be creative geniuses while relegating each collection to the garbage bin of history as soon as it’s sold. – from McQueen house.

 

The photographer enjoyed unprecedented to McQueen and his team, which included label's now creative director Sarah Burton. The book in a fascinating manner documents every step of the creation of this magnificent collection. It holds more than 120 photographs selected by the designer himself. Book is published by Damiani.

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