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Glorious in every way!
on May 4, 2011
This is what I've been waiting for :D Alexander McQueen has been my favourite designer for nigh on ten years now and I was incredibly saddened to hear of his passing last year. There were a couple hardcover books that came out right after his death, but neither one of them got good reviews so I didn't bother buying any of them. Then I heard that the Met was planning on hosting an exhibit in McQueen's honour and I knew there'd be a companion guide released to coincide with the opening. I pre-ordered the book a couple weeks ago and just received it in the post this afternoon. What a stunning work of art! Great quality paper, great hollographic cover, superb shots of the clothing on display (all on mannequins) and lovely, spirited quotes from the man himself. There is quite a lengthy interview at the end of the book with McQueen's current creative director Sarah Burton (fresh from her success in designing Catherine Middleton's wedding gown).
If you're a fan of Alexander McQueen (or of fashion in general), you MUST have this book. You will NOT be sorry you purchased it!