Alexander McQueen S/S 2009 catwalk, photographed by Anne Deniau
"Horn of Plenty", Alexander Mcqueen, Fall 2009 X Nick Knight’s ROSES
When I first saw the collection I remember admiring the violence in it. How Alexander McQueen made violence so beautiful, it was paradoxal. I thought associating flowers would alleviate the madness of it, but on the contrary. The roses added a romantic violence to it. Maybe representing passion.
Gold duck feathers, from a Coat of the Alexander McQueen’s collection “Savage Beauty”, shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Fall 2011
I’m an avid follower of the news, and sometimes you just can’t take any more war, any more disaster, and you want to remind yourself there’s beauty in the world. With this collection I wanted to show a more poetic side to my work. It was all about a feeling of sadness, but in a cinematic kind of way. I find beauty in melancholy. - Alexander McQueenIvory silk organza dress from Widows of Culloden, fall 2006
Issey Miyake/S/S 1994