Next in line of great fashionable films come McQueen, a documentary directed by Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui about the extraordinary life and career of Lee Alexander McQueen. Being one of my favorite designers, I've read and reviewed books about him before, but with this, I found there was more to learn. Full of jewel encrusted skulls and gilded wings, McQueen is the film we've all been waiting for.Read More
GODS AND KINGS THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO is the latest book from Dana Thomas, author of DELUXE: HOW LUXURY LOST ITS LUSTER. It is an in depth look at the lives and work of two of the most gifted and skilled designers London has ever produced. Lee Alexander McQueen was and will always be one of my favorite designers and I often read about his life and work however, this was my first time reading about John Galliano. While Galliano's aesthetic doesn't always speak to me personally, I still very much appreciate his art and craftsmanship.Read More
"I want to create pieces that can be handed down, like an heirloom."
- Lee Alexander McQueen
It's certainly no secret that I have a strong admiration for Lee Alexander McQueen and the design house he left behind. I recently picked up a copy of Judith Watt's ALEXANDER MCQUEEN THE LIFE AND LEGACY, a beautifully written biography told through the seasons of Fashion. The text includes a foreword written by close friend Daphne Guinness and is incredibly detailed and well documented. Of all the published material I've read about McQueen's life, this work by far seems the most intimate and captivating. I'm not sure what took so long for this book to come my way.Read More