Vogue on Designers is a new series of fashion books which tell the fascinating stories of iconic designers accompanied by world-class photographs and illustrations from the Vogue archive
Alexander McQueen was – from the controversy of his early shows to the elegiac perfection of his last – British fashion’s most significant figure. His stellar career is a story of iconoclasm, ambition and visionary brilliance. With images from leading photographers such as Mario Testino and Corinne Day, Vogue On Alexander McQueen shows how his darkly beautiful designs, immaculate tailoring, slashed material and sculpted outlines realised his ambition:
‘I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting so that, when I’m dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen’.
(Vogue magazine, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers including Gucci, Prada, Versace & Dior, throughout the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.)