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Alexander McQueen (Fashion Designer)

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

Category: Fashion Designer

Post Contributor: Olivier Blanc

Alexander McQueen's portrait by Olivier Blanc


Profession: Fashion Designer

Born: March 17th, 1969, Lewisham, England

Died: February 11th, 2010, London, England

Nationality: British



Famous for:

- Fashion as an art form

- Subversive and traditional style

- Voss collection





© Illustration by Olivier Blanc


Links for resources:

Official website (Brand)


"Oyster Dress", short biography and description (The Met)


"[...] how Alexander McQueen made fashion an art", article by Bee Wilson, (The Guardian)


"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."

In depth introduction to the work with photographs (V&A)


Interview about the Plato's Atlantis show, by Nick Knight (Show Studio)


Live catwalk show staged in the V&A's surroundings combining original footage of the event with a candid interview (The V&A)


"The shows are what spur me on, make me excited about what I'm doing."

"ESSAY: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN" by Susannah Frankel (Show Studio)


"Into the light", article by Jess Cartner-Morley (The Guardian)


Alexander McQueen & Damien Hirst, short article, (Interview Magazine)


Exhibition at the Met: Savage Beauty - Gallery views from 2011


Fashion show 1998


Billboard, Shanghai, China, 2021. Photograph by Olivier Blanc


Further research: (topics in connection):

- Fashion Design

- Horn of Plenty collection


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