'Vogue on Alexander McQueen' Coffee Table Book
Hardback. Written by Chloe Fox
When it comes to Mothers Day gift ideas; we don't do boring here at Everything But Flowers. If you've got a Mum who loves fashion and style; she'll love this book celebrating fashion icon Alexander McQueen.
For 15 years, Alexander McQueen was British fashions most significant figure. Over the span of his short career, McQueen created a style still recognisable across the fashion world. He also created a legacy not soon to be forgotten by anyone in the fashion industry.
Vogue On: Alexander McQueen chronicles McQueens incredible career from start to finish, from his humbling beginnings, to the very end of his short career. 160 pages are filled with photos and information, emphasising the evolution of McQueens signature style: pristine tailoring, slashed fabric, beauty in the macabre, and historical references. Its written by Chloe Fox and was published in October 2012. The book measures 16 x 2.3 x 21.1 cm.
Vogue On: Alexander McQueen makes a thoughtful gift for teenaged girls, fashion-lovers, and fashionistas for Christmas or as a birthday gift. We recommend pairing this book with one or two books in the Vogue On series, which offers insight into the careers of Ralph Lauren, Coco Chanel, and Vivienne Westwood.
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Alexander McQueen is known to have stated, When I'm dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen. He couldnt have been more right. With a flair for the dramatic and an obsessive love with couture, he pulled fashion kicking and screaming into the future and into the twenty-first century.
'Vogue on Alexander McQueen' Coffee Table Book is perfectly-sized to be kept on a coffee table or in a purse. For a quick-fix of his fashion revolution, at home or on the go, you couldnt find better Mothers Day gifts for stylish mums.
What makes 'Vogue on Alexander McQueen' so enjoyable?
'Vogue on Alexander McQueen' showcases McQueens work. On each page your mum will find flawless tailoring, dramatic looks, and a legacy not soon to be forgotten by the fashion industry. This legacy is portrayed through a series of incredible photographs taken by Cecil Beaton and Mario Testino. Included in this testament to McQueens career are stories and excerpts from writers familiar with McQueen and his work.
Who was Alexander McQueen?
A high school dropout, Alexander Lee McQueen worked from a young age on Savile Row in London. He apprenticed with well-known tailors, learning the trade for many years before moving on to work with well-known costume designers. After working in the theatre, he worked briefly with designer Romeo Gigli and Koji Tatsuno. Over the next several years, McQueen had a wide variety of formative experiences, culminating in his distinctive and dramatic style.
Royalty, celebrities, and fashionistas all over the world have proudly worn Alexander McQueen designs, including: Lady Gaga, Prince Charles, and David Bowie. Short of adding Alexander McQueen pieces to your list of Mothers Day gifts, this is the most fashionable gift you can give to your mum this year!
With his incredible style, its no wonder Alexander McQueen won Womenswear Designer of the Year four times (1996, 1997, 2001, and 2003). After McQueens death in 2010, Sarah Burton was made creative director of the Alexander McQueen brand. And in 2011 she won the Womenswear Designer of the Year for the Alexander McQueen brand.
An inspiring rags-to-riches story just in time for Mothers Day!
Alexander McQueen is an iconic figure, both within the fashion community and outside of it. His rise to fame is a rags-to-riches story made for the screen. From a high-school dropout to an incredibly influential fashion figure, he changed his own story and how all fashion designers were perceived. 'Vogue on Alexander McQueen' Coffee Table Book is as inspiring as it is fashionable.
So add some extra style this year and give 'Vogue on Alexander McQueen' with your Mothers Day gifts. Shell not only be inspired to liven up her wardrobe, shell be inspired to follow her dreams.