Wednesday, June 18, 2014
‘Savage Beauty’ Alexander McQueen
I was weary of couture. There were artists to be sure, but the runways of Fashion Week had more and more become flooded with a lot of hype and nothing really interesting or new to say. I felt jaded and bored by the endless parade of 'shocking' silhouettes that often had nothing whatever to do with the human forms they rested upon. I just didn't believe anything could be great anymore- until I saw Alexander McQueen.
He electrified my senses with his materials, themes, artistry and overwhelming beauty. When I was lucky enough to hold some of his pieces in my hands, I was in total awe of the exacting and elegant craftsmanship that allowed the garments to take on their own life.
My heart was broken the day I found out he took his own life. I selfishly wanted him to continue to surprise, challenge and delight me (and the world) for ever and ever.