Savage Beauty!

Hello dolls!! How is your week going!?! Well, I hope, it's been wonderful so far. Recently, I was contacted by Caitlin from Farfetch asking if I would like to share these Alexander McQueen illustrations with all of you, of course I couldn't say no, with Alexander McQueen being one of my favourite designers. These illustrations run through 10 of Alexander's most ground breaking shows, anyone who loves fashion will recognize them straight away and what an impact they had on the fashion world. These are especially great to share with the run up to the V&A exhibition - Savage Beauty that is coming up in London. 
As you can see below, these are quite something to see, I can't help but be drawn into another world as McQueen had such a talent for doing - shaking things up & giving the unexpected. When I think of art as fashion and fashion as art, he is one of the first to come to mind. I always enjoyed that he wasn't afraid to ruffle some feathers and pave his own path instead of following along like everyone else. 
His art work dripped of drama and oozed dark decadence, shocking yet so intensely beautiful, you couldn't take your eyes off them. I'm happy that I was alive in time to be transfixed with his amazing talent...though very sad he is no longer with us. But, I believe his spirit and heart live on through these creations & if you happen to be lucky enough to be in London at the time of this spectacular event, please go and be entranced with them in the flesh, I would love more than anything to see them...maybe one day!! Click the picture to see it larger - I can't pick a favourite as I love them all & take something different from each. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do dolls, have a great weekend!

Loves & Loves
xoxoxoxox




{Collection Run-down of the Illustrated pictures}

Autumn/Winter 1995 season - where this controversial collection is considered his breath-through, pushing the boundaries with a visual representation of England devouring Scotland's resources. 

Spring/Summer '98 Untitled (Golden Shower - the name was scrapped after his sponsor raised objections) Presented at a bus depot in Victoria, the rain poured in through the ceiling onto the catwalk. The ribcage corset - cast from human skeleton, remains one of his most iconic pieces today!

Spring/Summer '99 No.13. McQueen emphasised Fashion as an art form. The climax of the show was Supermodel Shalom Harlow being spray painted live by two mechanical robots whilst turning on a revolving platform.

Spring/Summer 2001 - the Voss Asylum show was one of the most famous catwalk shows in history, Alexander started the show an hour late, so the audience were forced to look at their own reflections for an hour, this served as the focal point of the show.

Spring/Summer 2005 - 'It's Only A Game' Here Alexander turned the runway into one giant game chess, the models took their place on his futuristic chessboard and represented a piece to bring the game to life.

Autumn/Winter 2006 - 'Widows of Culloden' inspired heavily by his families Scottish roots, there were bagpipes and lots of tartan. Maybe best remembered by the ever haunting hologram video of Kate Moss that closed the show.

Spring/Summer 2008 - 'La Dame Bleue' Alexander gave a wonderful tribute to his dear friend and incredible talent Isabella Blow, who had died the year before. Inspired by her personal wardrobe and on the catwalk, the models walked through a huge set of metal angel's wings.

Autumn/Winter 2009 - 'The Horn of Plenty' This proved to be his most ambitious and extravagant projects. The runway was a scrapyard of props from previous shows and the models wore bold statement pieces with clown-like faces as they took to the stage.

Spring/Summer 2010 - 'Plato's Atlantis' This depicted an apocalyptic world after an ecological meltdown. Robotic arms flew up and down the runway while recording a live stream. The models walked in armadillo shoes whilst Lady Gaga's Bad Romance played.  

Autumn/Winter 2010 - 'Untitled' At the time of his suicide, McQueen was putting together finishing touches to this collection. It was presented privately in Paris to the same soundtrack that McQueen had listened to while he worked on his elaborate creations, the show's notes read: "Each Piece is Unique, As was he"

49 comments

  1. wonderful post...he was so unique and very talented, that's for sure.

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  2. Oh my - I am soo excited about Svage Beauty, the exhibition!
    Edita
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  3. These collections look amazing - what a fun time!

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  4. He was such a great talent and a beautiful soul.

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  5. I adore his designs too! Hope I'll be able to come to London and see this! :) xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  6. Ah so beautiful, really great work!

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  7. Good evening Kizzy! I echo everything you said about him, for sure when I think of fashion as art and vice versa, he is the first designer that comes in mind. Is sad he isnt with us anymore but the blessing of artists is to live forever through their masterpieces, as his. These illustrations are enchanting, I wish I was in London next year for that exhibit at the V&A, well better Id love to be in London soon!:) Have a wonderful weekend ahead dear, many hugs! xo

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  8. oh the alexander Mcqueen images are just fab
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  9. Lovely illustrations!! thanks for the sweet comment on the blog. Really appreciate it.
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  10. Gorgeous illustrations, thank you for sharing! <3


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  11. I was lucky enough to attend the Savage Beauty exhibition when it was at the Met in NYC and it is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. His immense talent is still such an incredible loss :(

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  12. Wow, these are really awesome - and inspiring! Time flies towards christmas - heeeeeelp! Hope you have a lot of dec. fun with your girls Kizzy, sending you hugs!

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  13. Interesting Post ,thank you :)

    kisses :*

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  14. These illustrations are a real piece of art! Great feature :)

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  15. He was also one of my favorite designers, certainly a fashion genius and extravagance. Not surprisingly he was nicknamed "the architect of fashion". Love this post, dear doll.

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  16. This is great! Thanks for sharing!
    Kisses

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  17. Alexander McQueen was so talented. I admire him and his designs. I would love to see Savage Beauty in London.

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  18. He really was such a unique and innovative designer. The Atlantis collection is one of the most memorable collections - the shoes will be in a museum some day!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend dear!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  19. An amazing designer with heart....it was such a pity to hear of his passing. He was a true artist.....and what he has shared with the world will definitely be remembered. Hope you will have a lovely weekend my dear!
    May x
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  20. Awww it's amazing my babe!
    Lot of love for you <3
    Xxx

    Carolina

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  21. Alexander was amazing and talent fashion designer and of course also is one of my favorites <3

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  22. Alexander was amazing and so unique, surelly one of the kind! <3

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  23. Alexander McQueen has always been one of my all time favourite designers. I saw him speak at the Academy of Art University when I visited a friend, it was amazing! His Voss and It's Only A Game collection is one that I remember well. The V&A museum is excellent! Great feature doll! I hope you enjoy your weekend. x/Madison

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  24. MCQueen the only one, he use to be my favorite designer but know that he's dead it became something else, good, but far away from what it use to be... so sad...

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  25. So beautfiul - i always loved McQueen :) Hope you are well doll, and not drenched like we are here :))
    Happy weekend,
    Ax

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  26. Lovely collection. I don't know much about McQueen, but those designs look very out there and unique!

    Corinne x
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  27. McQueen is design. Very talented team he left behind but his work will always stay with us. Every piece is mind blowing. Amazing collection!

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  28. his designs take your breath away! would love to see this exhibit in person.
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  29. Excellent! McQueen is such an artist, so creative and innovative. I love the first two pieces, and the last one.

    Much Love,
    Tania
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  30. He was so brilliant! Love this! And thank you for sharing!

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  31. Oh very great and beautiful
    xx

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  32. Adore these images so much. Just dreamy. I could get lost in the designs and they make me so happy and fuel my creative energy sooo much! Thank you for sharing, beautiful friend.

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  33. So artistic and great. He's very talented.
    Happy weekend girl!

    xx Lori
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  34. Hello dearest Kizzy!!!!!
    I adore McQueen!!!!! Remember I did that post on his couture creations last summer? It was so amazing to see his work up close. He was a genuis and a true artist!!!!!
    Hope you had a lovely weekend!!!!
    Hugs,
    Shannon

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  35. I utterly adore these illustrations, I was intending on sharing them on my blog as well but I couldn't get blogger to be compatible with them to make the words readable, but I suppose the illustrations are the main attraction after all! Thanks for sharing these Kizzy and for the get better soon wishes! :)

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  36. Woww, McQueen is such an artist, so creative and innovative.I love the first two pieces, and the last one.It was such a pity to hear of his passing. But what he has shared with the world will definitely be remembered. Hope you will have a lovely weekend my dear! Many kisses and hugs <3

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  37. I love Alexander, great job!

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  38. Amazing post:) I love your blog!

    Camille xo

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