NEW YORK, Feb 12, 2010 – Flowers laid at the Alexander McQueen store at the
Meatpacking District. The British Designer died Feb 11, 2010 in his
London home. (Photo by Mari Davis / FashionWindows Network)
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.
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.”
“I trained as a ballerina in pink pointe shoes, white tights, white crinoline under my tutu and a perfect bun — everything classic and pretty. But the perfection of the ballet world seemed unattainable and I found myself drawn to the macabre.”