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Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy (Hardcover)
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Judith Watt, a leading fashion historian and close personal friend of her brilliant, tragic subject, offers a close-up backstage look at the life, legacy, and visionary genius of Alexander McQueen. From his East London childhood to his explosive, game-changing fashion career to his shocking suicide at the age of forty, Watt’s Alexander McQueen features revealing commentary and intimate perspectives by those who were closest to the fearless, groundbreaking designer—including milliner Philip Treacy, stylist Katy England, photographer Nick Knight, as well as friends and collectors Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, and Daphne Guiness—and stunning, photographs, many never before seen, of some of his most remarkable designs and intricate apparel.
About the Author
Judith Watt, Head of Fashion History at Central Saint Martins (CSM), is the author of several books on fashion and a contributor to Vogue, The Guardian, and BBC Radio 4. She lives and works in London.
A designer, editor, model, muse, and stylist, Daphne Guinness was an early champion of Alexander McQueen's work. Known for her rarefied personal style, she is a true fashion icon.
“An in-depth, critical examination of McQueen as both a genius mind and wildly talented designer. In short, reading Watt’s book feels equivalent to taking a semester-long lecture class--An incredibly interesting and inspiring course taught by the very best of teacher’s in the field.”
— Nylon Magazine