Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse Book
Lee Alexander McQueen (1969–2010) wasn't just a designer; he was a fashion maestro with his Savile Row tailoring, theatrical design, haute couture – this guy was a conceptual and technical virtuoso. His collections included encyclopedic and autobiographical references, pulling inspiration from every corner of time, geography, and culture.
In this reflective dive into McQueen's genius, Clarissa M. Esguerra spills the tea on the designer's eclectic inspirations. We're talking ancient Greece and Rome, Tibetan silk brocades, 17th-century Dutch paintings, Goya prints, and the cinematic wonders of Stanley Kubrick. McQueen took a cultural tour and turned it into a runway spectacle.
Esguerra doesn't just spill the tea; she serves it up alongside McQueen's jaw-dropping fashion. This book is a visual feast, bringing together McQueen's creations with artworks from LACMA’s permanent collection.
This dazzling read is no lightweight – we're talking 175 pages of pure McQueen magic, packaged in a hardcover that's 9 x 1 x 12.5 inches. It's a shrine to a fashion legend. So, slip into your chicest ensemble and prepare for a journey into the whimsical, wonderful world of Lee Alexander McQueen. This book is fashion with a capital F, and honey, it's a page-turner you won't want to miss.