Friday, June 5, 2009

Alexander McQueen

Born in the East End of London, Alexander McQueen, from a very early age was always interested in fashion design. After landing an internship with Saville Row, catering to an aristocratic clientele as Prince Charles and Mikhail Gorbachev, he received his masters degree in Fashion Design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where his entire graduation collection was bought in its entirety by seminal fashion stylist, the late Isabella Blow.
Quickly developing a reputation for controversy and over-the-top runway theatrics, McQueen succeeded John Galliano as head designer of Givenchy in 1996.
McQueen is the youngest designer to have won the British Designer of the Year, a title he won 4 times between 1996 and 2003. In 2004, McQueen released his first menswear collection.
While his clothes are technically exquisite, what causes this designer to stand out is that his collections and pieces inspire both individuals who wear them, and the fashion industry at large to push the boundaries of style.

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