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Fit For A Queen: The Legend of Alexander McQueen




This was a very 
difficult post to create since every runway moment, dress and detail is presented with the essence of Alexander and his finest of craftsmanship. 
My love for McQueen designs continually leaves me speechless and educated in the fantasy meets reality world of fashion.  
Here on L.Style, unfortunately I can only share a fraction of the exquisite artistry and style of one of the most impactful, innovative, romantic designers of the 21st century.
And the legend lives on~
lisa 



F I T  F O R  A  Q U E E N




the legend of 
Alexander McQueen




























Alexander McQueen shows are known for their emotional power and raw energy as well as the romantic but determinedly contemporary nature of the collections.

contrasting elements: 
fragility & strength, tradition & modernity, fluidity & severity.
A passionate viewpoint is realized with a profound respect and influence for the arts and crafts tradition.

Combining an in- depth working knowledge of British tailoring, the fine workmanship of French Haute Couture and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing.




In less than 10 years, McQueen became one of the most respected fashion designers in the world. In October 1996 he was appointed Chief Designer at the French Haute Couture House Givenchy where he worked until March 2001.






















































SARAH BURTON

In 2000, Burton made Head of Design
-Women's Wear. In May 2010 she was announced as Creative Director of the Alexander McQueen brand and has worked alongside Lee McQueen for more than 14 years. In 2011, Burton received global recognition as the designer of the wedding dress for HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton to HRH Prince William. 
Since her appointment, Burton has produced acclaimed collections with a focus on handcraft, establishing herself with artisan and technical excellence. Burton was the recipient of the Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards in 2011. After 11 years absence from London, Burton presented the AW12 collection of McQ, a higher-end contemporary line from the house at London Fashion Week in 2012.




Burton was named the 100th most influential people in Time Magazine in April 2012 and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to the British fashion industry which was announced June 2012.

Today Burton supervises the creative direction and development of all collections of the brand which includes women's and men's ready-to-wear and accessories as well as the higher-end contemporary line, McQ which is also made up of women's, men's and accessories collections.


“Nicey nicey just doesn’t do it for me,” he said.







"Alexander's tragic death in 2010 has left behind great sadness and the loss of such an iconic, design legend.
He was a rarity, an inspiration, the epitome of design innovation and craftsmanship.
He gave hope that there will be other rarely born gifted children who will grow up with similar vision that is shared openly yet sacred that touched the minds of millions as he did".
~ lisa