Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen distinguished himself from the start with ground-breaking collections and dramatic avant-garde shows. Possessing both technical ingenuity and emotional depth, he brought crafted innovation and outrageous flair to haute couture. With individualistic designs that combined attitude, romance and contemporary edge, as well as catwalk shows that impacted with emotional power and raw energy, McQueen’s genius and challenging spirit loved to juxtapose fragility with strength, tradition with modernity, and fluidity with severity. Since his tragic death in 2010, McQueen's right-hand woman, Sarah Burton, has re-envisaged his fantastical aesthetic with a softer, more organic touch.