Andrew Wilson's Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin PDF

By Andrew Wilson

ISBN-10: 1471131815

ISBN-13: 9781471131813

Whilst Alexander McQueen dedicated suicide in February 2010, elderly simply forty, a surprised international mourned the lack of its such a lot visionary dressmaker.
McQueen had risen from humble beginnings because the youngest baby of an East London taxi motive force to scale the heights of repute, fortune and glamour. He designed outfits for the world's most lovely ladies together with Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. In enterprise he created a multi-million pound luxurious model that grew to become a favorite with either celebrities and royalty, such a lot famously the Duchess of Cambridge who wore a McQueen gown on her marriage ceremony day.
But in the back of the convinced facade and bad-boy photo, lay a delicate soul who struggled to outlive within the ruthless global of style. because the pressures of labor intensified, so McQueen turned more and more depending on the medication that contributed to his tragic finish. in the meantime, in his deepest lifestyles, his failure to discover lasting love with a string of boyfriends in simple terms further to his melancholy. after which there have been the darkish secrets and techniques that haunted his sleep…
A modern day fairy story infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, this e-book will inform the sensational tale of McQueen's upward thrust from his demanding East London upbringing to the hedonistic global of style. these closest to the fashion designer - his kinfolk, associates and fanatics - have spoken for the 1st time in regards to the guy they knew, a fragmented and insecure person, a misplaced boy who battled to realize access right into a international that eventually destroyed him.

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