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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Hardcover – May 31 2011

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art; First Edition edition (May 31 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300169787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300169782
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 3.2 x 34.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“McQueen’s brilliance is celebrated in this sumptuous tome that accompanies the Costume Institute’s spring retrospective. The hologram cover makes it a collector’s item.”—Harper’s Bazaar (Harpers Bazaar 2011-05-01)^

“….the definitive reference of Lee Alexander McQueen.”—Dean Mayo Davies, I-D Magazine
(Dean Mayo Davies I-D Magazine 2011-05-01)^
“Many books will come dedicated to his genius, but Savage Beauty will remain a beacon.”—Janice Breen Burns, Sydney Morning Herald
(Janice Breen Burns Sydney Morning Herald 2011-06-01)^
“This book … helps illuminate McQueen's artistic process. Recommended for readers with an interest in contemporary fashion.” —Library Journal
(Library Journal)^
“Excellent catalogue” —The Huffington Post
(The Huffington Post)^
“For those still wanting to view McQueen's fashion creations, the book shines on.” —Lonny Magazine
(Lonny Magazine)^
“ The catalog—with its gorgeous images places alongside provocative, incisive, and often puzzling conversational quotes from the designer himself—makes for an interesting way to get a peek at the show for those of us who won’t be lucky enough to make it to New York this summer.”—Creative Loafing
(Creative Loafing)^
"[T]his book itself is a showstopper."—C. Donaldson, Choice
(C. Donaldson Choice)^“An authoritative and moving insight into the legacy of the British designer.”—Carola Long, The Financial Times (Christmas Books)
(Carola Long The Financial Times (Christmas Books) 2011-12-26)^null (Most Outstanding Design Award Independent Publisher 2012-06-06)^
Winner of the Awards for Excellence in 2011, as given by the Association of Art Museum
(2011 Award for Excellence Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) 2012-06-06)^
Finalist for the 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year Award in the Art category
(Book of the Year Finalist ForeWord Magazine 2012-06-06)

About the Author

Andrew Bolton is Curator at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Susannah Frankel is fashion editor of The Independent newspaper. Tim Blanks is contributing editor of

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