Alexander McQueen has grasped the public’s imagination like few other fashion designers before him. In this book, a striking tribute to Alexander McQueen’s stunning collections, Robert Fairer – US Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for over a decade – opens up his archive for the first time.
Tracing McQueen’s entire career from the 1990s to his final collection, ‘Plato’s Atlantis’, Alexander McQueen: Unseen celebrates the singular beauty of the designer’s creations and the intense behind-the-scenes work of McQueen’s trusted collaborators.
Fairer’s high-energy photographs capture the glamour, grit and spirit that made McQueen’s flamboyant shows so special, and offer a unique insight into the work of one of the world’s most captivating fashion designers.
'Fairer's vibrant, behind-the-scenes snaps [give] a fresh perspective on the work of one of fashion's most celebrated talents'
'An immense and intense monograph of unparalleled beauty'
'A unique insight into the strange, brilliant world of Alexander McQueen'
'Everything from robots to snow machines to rain on the catwalk, [Robert Fairer] gathers those moments, along with all the madness backstage'
'Provides a glimpse of a true original at work'
'Provides a privileged view into one of the most original, forward-thinking and prolific designers in the history of fashion'
'Expect lots of drama and flair'