“You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”
British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, became known during his tenure as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001. His passion and creativity came to life in his designs and the drama and extravagance on the catwalk. This intense passion sometimes would manifest itself through his temper. Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty the retrospective on his work ran from May 4 - August 7, 2011.
The Alexander McQueen label launched in 1992 and today there are 35 boutiques worldwide. McQueen was awarded the British Designer of the Year award 4 times: 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003; and the CFDA’sInternational Designer of the Year award in 2003.
Alexander McQueen was a sponge and drew inspiration from everywhere in his life - friends, music, art, cinema, nature.
When building collections, he designed directly on mannequins during a fitting; therefore, fittings, for McQueen, were incredibly important. He specialized in tailoring and the attention to detail is exquisite.
The scent is unique gives strength embracing those that flourish, bloom in the dark. Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose and Ylang Ylang are the night blooming flowers responsible for this powerful, complex, intoxicating, sensual, mysterious fragrance.