Alexander McQueen, who was found dead on February 11, 2010 aged 40 after apparently hanging himself, was celebrated as the “bad boy of British fashion” – an aggressively-talented tailor who refused to compromise and was all-the-more lauded as a result – Daily Telegraph, London.
Alexander McQueen : Genius of a Generation is a lavishly illustrated tribute to Alexander McQueen, showcasing his dramatic and spectacular fashion designs.
Packed with breathtaking photographs, this tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the incredible creations of an iconic, imaginative and inspirational fashion designer whose work turned heads and hearts everywhere.
McQueen was a major fashion figure famous throughout the world, especially the US and Japan. He worked as the head designer at Givenchy for five years before founding the Alexander McQueen and McQ labels. His dramatic designs, worn by a glittering array of celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Bjork, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, met with critical acclaim and earned him British Designer of the Year four times.
The author, Kristin Knox, attends all the International Fashion Weeks and reports back for a variety of publications including the FT, GLAM UK, Fashion Confidential and Nylon Japan. She works as online social and media consultant for various prestigious international brands. She has also written fashion content for Vogue and Glamour and maintains her own successful fashion blog.
Even after Alexander McQueen had risen to the top, when he commanded a legion of celebrities and was holding the world of fashion in the palm of his hand, he knew who he was and what was what: “At the end of the day, it’s just clothes,” he would say. “Know what I mean?”
About the Contributor
John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for the last twenty years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Head of Product and Chief Buyer at booktopia.com.au.