Alexander McQueen - the legend of outrageous

The famous designer created masterpieces. Each of his shows was crowded with famous and influential people, and the finale was accompanied by applause with shouts of "Bravo!" Any model dreamed of working with him. And thanks to the models themselves, the designer turned incredible images into reality. These were plastic transparent corsets with plaster capes, and hats in the form of a ship and stuffed owls, and a dress in which the model would be pierced through with knitting needles. 



McQueen's regular client was the singer Lady Gaga, who used his costumes for her outrageous shows. And after the death of the designer (in 2010, at the age of forty, the artist committed suicide), she wrote a song in his honor. The death of the legendary McQueen was a shock to the entire fashion elite. The designer hanged himself in the dressing room of his apartment a few days before the Paris Fashion Week, where he was supposed to present his new collection. 



The designer was born in London in the family of a taxi driver. As a child, he loved to sew dresses for his sisters. But he did not like school, skipped classes. Immediately after school, he went to the Savile Row fashion workshop, and later graduated from the College of Art. At the age of 27, he was already working as deputy chief designer at Givenchy, instead of John Galliano. And later joined Gucci to develop his own brand Alexander McQueen, which stands out for its rebellious character.



Each Alexander McQueen show was different. For example, in 1999 there was a show that ended with a model in a simple white dress, which was painted on the catwalk by two spray robots. One of the designer's most amazing shows was the spring-summer 2001 show. A cube was built in the middle of the hall, resembling a psychiatric hospital. Inside the cube, on a vintage sofa, lay a plump and almost naked woman in a mask that looked like a gas mask. At the end of the show, the cube broke and the woman was surrounded by many living butterflies. The audience was delighted. No less interesting was the show, for which six white wolves were specially brought from Scandinavia to sit in a cage in the middle of the podium during the show. And at the end of the spring-summer 2005 show, the models stand on a specially designed chessboard and begin to play with them.





For his genius, McQueen won the title of best British designer three times. "This is the number one designer today. Crazy but absolute genius,” said Simon Ward, managing director of the British Fashion Council. It's a shame the world has lost an artist like Alexander McQueen. Perhaps he would have managed to create something else incredible...