martedì 10 maggio 2011


“You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”
Alexander McQueen

CoatJack the Ripper Stalks His Victims (MA Graduation Collection), 1992
Pink silk satin printed in thorn pattern lined in white silk with encapsulated human hair
JacketJoan, autumn/winter 1998–99
Black cashmere

“People find my things sometimes aggressive. But I don’t see it as aggressive. I see it as romantic, dealing with a dark side of personality.”
Alexander McQueen
EnsembleAutumn/winter 2010–11
Dress and glove of printed silk satin; underskirt of duck feathers painted gold
EnsembleThe Hunger, spring/summer 1996
Silver wool/synthetic with red silk faille lining; bodice of molded plastic encasing worms; skirt of red silk faille with silver antlers
Antlers by Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen

“The reason I’m patriotic about Scotland is because I think it’s been dealt a really hard hand. It’s marketed the world over as . . . haggis . . . bagpipes. But no one ever puts anything back into it.”
Alexander McQueen

SuitHighland Rape, autumn/winter 1995–96 (jacket and skirt not worn together on the runway)
Jacket of McQueen wool tartan with green wool felt sleeves; skirt of McQueen wool tartan
DressWidows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7
McQueen wool tartan appliquéd with black cotton lace; underskirt of black synthetic tulle; faux jabot of black cotton with broderie anglaise

“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.”
Alexander McQueen
EnsembleIt’s Only a Game, spring/summer 2005
Dress and obi-style sash of lilac and silver brocade; jacket of lilac silk faille embroidered with silk thread; top of nude synthetic net embroidered with silk thread
EnsembleVOSS, spring/summer 2001
Overdress of panels from a nineteenth-century Japanese silk screen; underdress of oyster shells; neckpiece of silver and Tahiti pearls

“I try to push the silhouette. To change the silhouette is to change the thinking of how we look. What I do is look at ancient African tribes, and the way they dress. The rituals of how they dress. . . . There’s a lot of tribalism in the collections.”
Alexander McQueen
DressEshu, autumn/winter 2000–2001
Yellow glass beads and brown horsehair
“Oyster” DressIrere, spring/summer 2003
Ivory silk organza, georgette, and chiffon

“I have always loved the mechanics of nature and to a greater or lesser extent my work is always informed by that.”
Alexander McQueen

“Jellyfish” Ensemble
Plato’s Atlantis, spring/summer 2010
Dress, leggings, and “Armadillo” boots embroidered with iridescent enamel paillettes
DressWidows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7
Pheasant feathers
DressSarabande, spring/summer 2007
Cream silk satin and organza appliquéd with black degrade silk lace and embroidered in clear beads and sequins
DressWidows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7
Cream silk tulle and lace with resin antlers
DressSarabande, spring/summer 2007
Nude silk organza embroidered with silk flowers and fresh flowers

3 commenti:

  1. Bellissima mostra, non sai quanto mi piacerebbe poterci andare! Alcuni abiti sono delle vere e proprie sculture :)