Arguably the most influential, imaginative + provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) both challenged + expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion + the environment. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic + radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted + combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture + technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic. It also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures underpinning his collections + extravagant runway presentations, with their echoes of avant-garde installation + performance art. Published to coincide with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art organized by The Costume Institute. Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hardcover with lenticular cover. 240 pages.