“London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.” - Alexander McQueen, January 2000 Alexander McQueen invites readers into the creative mind and world of one of Britain’s most brilliant, daring, and provocative designers, and the many themes and references that shaped his visionary fashion collections. Accompanying the blockbuster V&A exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, and following the key themes of the exhibition: tailoring, gothic, primitivism, naturalism, and futurism, this stunning book offers essays and feature spreads by leading writers and fashion commentators. This kaleidoscopic approach explores themes central to the designer’s work and his collections, such as the psychology of fashion, natural history, the theatre and spectacle of his shows, and the key creative collaborators during McQueen’s lifetime. Alexander McQueen also offers an encyclopedic survey of McQueen’s catwalk collections, illustrated with striking images by leading fashion photographers, and specially commissioned photographs that capture the breathtaking skill of his designs and awesome spectacle of his shows.