From Selectism -”The new books, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, is a retrospect on the fashion, design, and narrative of Alexander McQueen. “Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueen’s inimitable technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices. The book also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures found in McQueen’s collections and in his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which suggested the most avant-garde installation and performance art.”
The book has been authored by a strong list of people who know the designer best: “Andrew Bolton is Curator and Harold Koda is Curator in Charge at The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tim Blanks is contributing editor of Style.com and Susannah Frankel is fashion editor of The Independent newspaper.” Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty arrives on May 31, 2011.