Alexander McQueen

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  • Essay On Alexander Mcqueen

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    Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen committed suicide in 2010 at the age of forty. [1] McQueen was known for his

  • Comparison Of Alexander Mcqueen And Marc Jacobs

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    What do Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen have in common? They are designers who have challenged ideas on gender norms. (Marcangell, pg.1) McQueen fearlessly challenged the conventions of fashion. Rare among designers, he saw beyond clothing's physical constraints to its conceptual and imaginative possibilities. (Victoria and Albert Museum, 2015) Moving into contemporary design, Marc Jacobs, best known for his fashion design with Louis Vuitton and his own label

  • Comparing and Contrasting Alexander Mcqueen and Christian Dior

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    Fashion Fundamentals Final Paper Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen There are many designers in the fashion industry. Few make some kind of an impact on fashion but most designers rarely have any impact at all. It is truly a once in a generation that designer comes along and completely alters the fashion universe and becomes a legend. Two examples of fashion designers that are this rare are Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen. Christian Dior’s life span was before mine but his great

  • Getting Inspiration from Historical Sources of Fashion

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    of shape, style, proportions and detail. In this essay I will explore and explain how designers have used the past to inform their work, whether an expression of political, social, or traditional opinions and ideals. I will particularly focus on Alexander McQueen’s political approach, Vivienne Westwood’s social comment’s, and Cath Kidston’s play on ‘vintage’ and nostalgia and the historical sources that have inspired these. “builds new, more complex narratives about both the past and present”. It

  • How Has The Shocking Anti Fashion?

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    How has the shocking anti fashion bumsters by Alexander McQueen become a mainstream trend ? Introduction ‘We want to look like our friends but not to be clones’ (Wilson 1992a:34) Firstly I will talk about fashion and anti fashion, I will talk about where anti-fashion first began and how it is still relevant to present day. I will refer to the book ‘Fashion &Anti-fashion Exploring adornment and dress from an anthropological perspective’ adding quotes by the writer Ted Polhemus to prove my argument

  • Using The Ual Libraries For Research

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    because without them there would have been things that I would have not considered. I found Showstudio, an incredible help because it gave me direct insight into the details of Nick Knight’s process towards a final image and also different aspects of Alexander McQueen’s vision. I enjoyed analysing an image that did not have much information written about it because it was only produced in March this year and so I really had to rely on my on dissection of the image and quotes to bring out thought provoking

  • Fashion or Textile Designers and History

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    build concepts from, helping to add value and vigour. In this essay I will explore and explain how designers have used the past to inform their work, whether an expression of political, social, or traditional opinions. I will particularly focus on Alexander McQueen’s political approach, and how he addresses his ancestral history. I will also look at Vivienne Westwood’s work and how it challenges but also commemorates tradition. Next, I will study Cath Kidston’s play on ‘vintage’ and how she evokes nostalgia

  • Fashion In Fashion

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    Fashion Through The Ages History, art, and music has all played a part in why the fashion industry is always evolving. From a deerskin tunic to a wire cage skirt to a mesh t-shirt, fashion is changing as we speak. Wars have affected fashion as to what armor to wear and what kind of material should be used. Art styles from expressionism to surrealism has all affected what colors and what shape of clothing we are wearing. Music and rhythm to beat is the reason why we have loose fitting clothes or a

  • Analysis Of The Poem ' The Darkness Within Men ' By Steve Mcqueen

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    it was not 19th century Louisiana that committed these heinous acts but rather the privileged white men who occupied the territory. Louisiana landscapes are and always will be beautiful; it is man that muddies our retrospective visions. Yet, Steve McQueen allows us to breathe for the beauty itself often provides relief from horrific previous scenes; he simply does not create “empty” breaks. We both reflect on the darkness within men and wonder exactly how this beauty affects and/or represents the various

  • How Has The Wearable Sculpture Of Alexander Mcqueen, Iris Van Herpen And Lucy Mcrae Influenced Contemporary Everyday Fashion

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    Module: ADHCOREI001AE2015/6. Date of Submission: 15/03/2016. Tutor: Katherine Wagner. Special Study Proposal: How has the wearable sculpture of Alexander McQueen, Iris Van Herpen and Lucy McRae influenced contemporary everyday fashion? Introduction: The Special Study topic I plan to construct, concentrates on the relationships between that of the art form ‘wearable sculpture’ and contemporary, everyday fashions. I will delve into each of their distinctive unique worlds and discover