McQueen, Alexander

McQueen, Alexander

(Lee Alexander McQueen), 1969–2010, British fashion designer. He learned tailoring on Savile Row in London and worked with several theatrical costumers, which led to his designing wardrobes for rock stars. His "bumster" pants (1993), which were cut very low, sparked a fashion for low-rise jeans. From 1996 to 2001 McQueen was head designer for Givenchy while also continuing with his own label. He began a menswear collection in 2004, and also sold fragrances, cosmetics, and athletic shoes under his label. McQueen's extravagant runway shows, featuring ripped bodices, tangled hair, and bandaged heads, were dramatic and provocative.
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Amongst the designers who donated looks for the show were Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Atelier, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein Collection, DSquared2, Yves Saint Laurent, Piaget, Michael Kors, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Elie Tahari, Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, Thom Browne, Vivienne Westwood, Hugo Boss, and Kenneth Cole.
1 Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Comme des Garcons, DSquared2, Givenchy, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jil Sander, Kris Van Assche, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Maison Martin Margiela, Mulberry, Proenza Schouler and more.