THE TESTAMENT OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

THE TESTAMENT OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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Models present creations by British designer Alexander McQueen as part of his Fall/Winter 2009/10 ready-to-wear women's collection during Paris Fashion Week March 10, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE FASHION) - RTXCLXZ

“The Bone Collector” is the title of a man Alexander McQueen fashion show in Milan this January 18 , 2010. skulls, femurs , tibias , and ropes are the recurring motifs. A few weeks later , the English creator ingests a cocktail of cocaine and tranquilizers, and hangs himself . This macabre premonition and then show sounds like an earthquake in the world of fashion. His meteoric career starts early , it takes over from Galliano at Givenchy at the age of 27 years. It is a ” Terrible” because his personality is gross , violent phases in his interview, and violence that is reflected in his shows .

Horn of Plenty , imagined from 2008 following the financial crisis, he staged the ” muses ready for the dump .”

Plato’s Atlantis is in turn echoed the concern related to global warming and shows the strong connection to nature McQueen .

The parade macabre The Bone Collector , is seen through the prism of imminent suicide creator. Finally, his posthumous show, to be called ” Angels and Demons” is obviously testamentary , with patterns of archangels , with wings on his back and held mourning .

The luxury through its degeneration, the monstrosities engendered by the consumer society , and especially death that still lurks , are themes that are available over the work of McQueen and could regain particular during exposure masterful which was devoted to him in London last spring, and which bore so his name Savage Beauty . Here they flourish via replay Loïc Prigent offering in his words a ” requiem ” a visionary of fashion that has not finished haunt us .

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In this enlightening and touching documentary , the testament of Alexander McQueen gives the best key to understanding his disappearance.

http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/051592-000/le-testament-d-alexander-mcqueen

Marie MARTINEZ

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http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/051592-000/le-testament-d-alexander-mcqueen

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