Alexander McQueen: Backstage at A/W 2016

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With news breaking that the life of legendary British designer, Alexander McQueen, is being developed into a major motion picture, fans of the esteemed late designer are celebrating what will surely be a fascinating homage to the life and work of one of fashion’s great creative minds. The son of a taxi driver, McQueen’s story is one rife with struggle, determination, and raw talent. He climbed his way through Savile Row with his impeccable tailoring and then carved out a place as fashion’s enfant terrible with his theatricality and boundary-pushing vision.

The legacy has lived on with Sarah Burton’s latest presentation of brooding luxury at the Men’s Autumn-Winter 2016 Fashion Week in London. In typical McQueen fashion, Masha Vasyukova was enlisted to capture the butterfly-embroidered silk, jacquard, and velvet, showing that the savage beauty of life and death can still send chills up our spines.


Text Gabrielle Rice