Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse
One of the most significant fashion designers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Lee Alexander McQueen was both a conceptual and technical virtuoso. His critically acclaimed collections synthesised his unique training in Savile Row tailoring, theatrical design and haute couture, while his references spanned time, geography, mediums and technology. McQueen’s singular viewpoint produced exquisitely constructed, thought-provoking and often subversive or allegorical fashion.
Edited by Clarissa M. Esguerra and Michaela Hansen with Katie Somerville and Danielle Whitfield, this publication showcases works by McQueen from both the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) collections, and features insightful texts on McQueen and new reflections from some of his key collaborators. The book is richly illustrated with imagery from the designer’s earliest and most acclaimed collections and behind-the-scenes photography. McQueen’s work is presented alongside a selection of artworks that reveal his myriad reference points.
Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse provides a new and innovative assessment of McQueen’s work and highlights his deeply imaginative approach to storytelling and construction through fashion.