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Masterpost of Lee Alexander McQueen Runway Shows

Each runway show that has an online video is linked below, including Givenchy and Menswear, from 1994 to Lee’s death in 2010. I love you Lee, Happy Birthday.

SS94 “Nihilism” (Women’s and Men’s RTW)

AW94 “Banshee” (Women’s and Men’s RTW)

SS95 “The Birds” (Women’s RTW)

AW95 “Highland Rape” (Women’s RTW)

SS96 “The Hunger” (Women’s and Men’s RTW)

AW96 “Dante” (Women’s and Men’s RTW)

SS97 “La Poupee” (Women’s and Men’s RTW)

SS97 Givenchy Haute Couture: The Search for the Golden Fleece

AW97 “It’s A Jungle Out There” (Women’s and Men’s RTW)

AW97 Givenchy Haute Couture”: Eclect Dissect

AW97 Givenchy RTW

SS98 “Untitled/The Golden Shower” (Women’s and Men’s RTW)

SS98 Givenchy RTW

AW98 “Joan” (Women’s and Men’s RTW)

AW98 Givenchy RTW

SS99 “Untitled/No. 13″ (Women’s RTW)

SS99 Givenchy RTW

AW99 “The Overlook” (Women’s RTW)

AW99 Givenchy Haute Couture

AW99 Givenchy RTW

SS00 “Eye” (Women’s RTW)

SS00 Givenchy RTW

AW00 “Eshu” (Women’s RTW)

AW00 Givenchy Haute Couture

AW00 Givenchy RTW

SS01 “Voss” (Women’s RTW)

SS01 Givenchy RTW

AW01 “What a Merry-Go-Round” (Women’s RTW)

SS02 “The Dance of the Twisted Bull” (Women’s RTW)

AW02 “Supercalifragilistic” (Women’s RTW)

SS03 “Irere” (Women’s RTW)

AW03 “Scanners” (Women’s RTW)

SS04 “Deliverance” (Women’s RTW)

AW04 “Pantheon as Lecum” (Women’s RTW)

2004 American Express “Black” Show

SS05 “It’s Only A Game” (Women’s RTW)

SS05 Men‘s RTW

AW05 “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (Women’s RTW)

AW05 Men’s RTW

SS06 “Neptune” (Women’s RTW)

SS06 “Killa” (Men’s RTW)

AW06 “The Widows of Culloden” (Women’s RTW)

AW06 Men’s RTW

SS07 “Sarabande” (Women’s RTW)

SS07 “Harlem” (Men’s RTW)

AW07 “In Memory of Elizabeth Howe” (Women’s RTW)

AW07 “The Forgotten” (Men’s RTW)

SS08 “La Dame Bleue” (Women’s RTW)

SS08 “Please, Sur” (Men’s RTW)

AW08 “The Girl Who Lived in the Tree” (Women’s RTW)

AW08 “Pilgrim” (Men’s RTW)

SS09 Men’s RTW/Resort 2009 Women’s “Love You”

SS09 “Natural Selection Unnatural Selection” (Women’s RTW)

AW09 “The Horn of Plenty” (Women’s RTW)

AW09 “The McQueensbury Rules” (Men’s RTW)

SS10 “Plato’s Atlantis” (Women’s RTW)

AW10 “An Bailitheor Cnamh” (Men’s RTW)

Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up - a new exhibition from The London College of Fashion - opens at the end of April at the Fashion Space Gallery in London. Delving into McQueen’s avant-garde and dramatic approach to beauty, the exhibition will feature a digital installation from Holition allowing visitors to virtually try on two make-up looks from the designer’s portfolio.  

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Alexander McQueen A/W 2007: “In Memory of Elizabeth Howe, Salem 1692

Lee McQueen was known for using history to influence his collections, but for this season, he found a connection even beyond fashion. His mother discovered, while doing research on family genealogy, that they could in fact trace their lineage back to Elizabeth Howe, who was hanged during the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts in 1692. Accused of ‘afflicting’ several girls in Salem with the use of witchcraft, she was imprisoned and set to be executed. 

McQueen certainly portrayed the macabre tone by setting the runway with a large, blood-red pentagram. The stadium-sized room was pitch black, and the stage was barely lit, with hovering screens overhead in the shape of an inverted pyramid (fitting with the other theme of Ancient Egypt) that played gruesome footage of diseased and decaying flesh and eerie naked women. Ancient Egypt was present in the beauty look of the collection, which featured Cleopatra-esque eyeliner, vivid green eyeshadow (all from McQueen’s collection that year for MAC), and dark, defined brows. 

The clothing was surprisingly wearable, given the intensely dark subject matter. McQueen’s signature silhouette, of the tiny waist and exaggerated shoulders, was still shown, but he also eschewed that for several tops that looked like leather pods, with rounded backs and flat fronts. Gowns that seemed fit for a queen of Egypt, decked in shimmering fabrics in black with accents of green and gold, were topped with elaborate hairstyles and headpieces such as the half-moon shown above. 

Though critics panned the collection for its 'over-the-top’ theatrics, the clothing was indicative of Lee’s love for strong women, and his use of fashion as armor. 

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Illustrating McQueen

Nick Knight and the SHOWstudio team put together this incredible collection of specially commissioned illustrations to pay homage to a selection of Alexander McQueen’s “most pivotal designs and creations.” In honor of the Savage Beauty exhibit, which opened in the Victoria and Albert Museum this March, and the Nick Knight & Alexander McQueen exhibition at SHOWstudio, these unique artists have created a wide array of works that pay tribute to the career of the talented McQueen. These illustrations are available for purchase from the SHOWstudio shop. 

“SHOWstudio has established a community of fashion illustrators and artists that work in a variety of mediums to re-interpret garments in new and imaginative guises. Collectively these works pay tribute to the various facets of McQueen’s prolific craft driven and conceptual oeuvre and give a new account of his creations through the eyes of a range of artists. The selected looks were drawn mostly from the items chosen by McQueen creative director Sarah Burton; items she felt showed off his extraordinary talent best.”