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Book Giveaway: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

You could win Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty!

You could win Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty!

Photo: Courtesy of Yale University Press

#161 (June/July 2012) featured the book Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in the "Notions" department on page 16. Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designers of his generation. The book Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Yale University Press, 2011) features photography and information describing many of the most iconic and radical designs resulting from his prolific career. It also examines his evolution from the start of his fledgling label, to his years as a creative director at Givenchy in Paris, and finally to the collections of his own world-renowned London house. The book contains just fewer than 300 photographs, many full page, that illustrate the specialized techniques of haute couture and technological innovations he so often employed.

The book was created in conjunction with The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit of the same name (now closed). You'll be able to read about the exhibit in the next issue of Threads (#162, August/September 2012; on-sale date: 7-10-12).

Leave your comment below and tell us why you'd love to have Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. Leave your post prior to the deadline--11:59 pm EST, Wednesday, May 23--and you could win a copy of the book. The winner will be randomly selected and announced during the week of May 28. The winner will also be notified via email.


Comments (174)

ctdamsel ctdamsel writes: A startling image.
Posted: 12:11 pm on May 29th

Kate_13 Kate_13 writes: I'm such a fan of his work. So beautiful but with a sharp edge. This book would be an amazing piece of work to see.
Posted: 1:29 am on May 27th

lucky_cat28 lucky_cat28 writes: I used to stay up late on Saturday nights and watch "The Runway" on MTV. The first time I saw him show I was hooked! He has been my fav ever since.
Posted: 9:32 pm on May 22nd

thetailor thetailor writes: Alexander McQueen was a genius. We lost a excellent craftsman and designer. It seems such a rarity to see the two at such a level in one person. Unfortunately I wasn't able to see this show; as a professional tailor/designer I know I could have learned much from the exhibit, the book would be the next best thing. If I were to win it...ahhh what a way to spend my summer reading time.
Posted: 9:22 pm on May 22nd

LadyLindie LadyLindie writes: To dream is one bring those dreams to life is quite another...McQueen had the ability to do both...with great admiration and success.
Posted: 5:59 pm on May 22nd

rabage rabage writes: I've always been blown away by the creativity of McQueen and am very inspired by the late man's work.
Posted: 5:57 pm on May 22nd

designer6905 designer6905 writes: I would love to win this book as I have followed McQueen's career and fashion for a long time. He is one of the most amazing designers ever. RIP Alexander.
Posted: 4:43 pm on May 22nd

user-1135603 user-1135603 writes: SUPERCALIFRAGLISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
Posted: 4:41 pm on May 22nd

sewhappybjm sewhappybjm writes: I would love this book because I want to look at McQueen's fashion genius and because I do page layout and like looking at how others lay out pages.
Posted: 2:47 pm on May 22nd

JDNow JDNow writes: Had the good fortune to look at this AMAZING book at an art museum. From the amazing cover to the photos of the amazing garments this is a book to treasure.

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Posted: 12:20 pm on May 22nd

Harikleia Harikleia writes: I'd love to have his book and study his designs. I missed the exhibit. Thanks
Posted: 11:44 am on May 22nd

petertheking petertheking writes: I'm sorry Sarah Burton... but Mcqueen will always be Mcqueen... There's no replacement for him, even if you try to copy or use his older designs... I'd love to win this book so I could inspire more and more on his work,, personality and craftmanship... thank you all for this opportunity ;)
Posted: 6:55 am on May 22nd

user-1134693 user-1134693 writes: Alexander McQueen is one of my favourite designers. He created such incredible and amazing things. I would love to win the book to get all the insights into his world.
Posted: 2:54 am on May 22nd

thesewbox thesewbox writes: Amazing man! Takes fashion to the next - and inspiring - level. Can't wait to read this book and find so many nuggets of new ideas and techniques.
Posted: 12:01 am on May 22nd

meetz meetz writes: I breathe Mr. McQueen's creations! There is no other designer that can flatter the female figure like he does. Boldness of design and color and the feminine silhouette all in one! His dresses show off sensuous curves that shout I AM WOMAN..LOOK AT ME NOW! I would totally be in awe if I could embrace his book and inspire my inner feminism to come out in my wardrobe because of his designs...thank you for this exclusive offer....
Posted: 8:13 pm on May 21st

D_Qz D_Qz writes: Fabulous collections...Looking at the photots of his creation definitely create inspiration deeply... =))) ...I wanna have it!!
Posted: 12:03 am on May 21st

Ziggybug Ziggybug writes: Alexander McQueen bared his emotions with his designs, everything ranging from rage to fantasy, thought provoking to playful. His designs were breathtaking leaving you wanting to see more. I often wondered how he constructed some of his pieces. I am hoping the book will allow me to understand his methods and techniques.
Posted: 11:48 pm on May 20th

annieDEE2 annieDEE2 writes: Amazing man. Can't wait to read this book!

Posted: 5:53 am on May 20th

user-826053 user-826053 writes: Would love to give this book to my daughter who wants to study fashion design.
Posted: 1:18 am on May 20th

happyshopper happyshopper writes: I wasn't able to see this exhibition but love his work. This book would really inspire me to create.
Posted: 8:25 pm on May 19th

GrannySews2 GrannySews2 writes: I like out of the box sewing. Taking the plain and making it wow. I like designers who do the same. This book will give me ideas to make my designs pop more.
Posted: 6:56 pm on May 19th

Laura_Mae Laura_Mae writes: Oh how I wish that the Met exhibit would tour to San Francisco so I could drool over the pieces in person!

I love how McQueen pushes me out of my fashion comfort zone - and I cannot imagine how stunning that book must be!
Posted: 5:09 pm on May 19th

JoyGarratt JoyGarratt writes: jagger to music; Warhol to art; McQueen to fashion!!!!
Icons for sure!
I would love to win this book.

Thank you.
Posted: 1:27 pm on May 19th

Alexus1325 Alexus1325 writes: He was such a genius. His work with volume and proportion were just amazing... His performance pieces were definitely among the most interesting fashion exhibitions I've seen.
Posted: 11:48 am on May 19th

Idaclaire Idaclaire writes: Just saw the Schiaparelli/Prada exhibit. Missed the McQueen exhibit and would love to have the book!
Posted: 11:07 am on May 19th

Sewmeister Sewmeister writes: I would love this book so I could use the techniques in my own sewing.
Posted: 7:58 am on May 19th

jalama jalama writes: This book of Mr. McQueen's work is a fabulous representation of his work, it shows his true artistry.
Posted: 7:40 pm on May 18th

SharonPicone SharonPicone writes: I would love to win this book!
Posted: 5:31 pm on May 18th

CinderellaLollipop CinderellaLollipop writes: Inspiring, intriguing, innovative, intimidating, incredible, intense, influential, interesting, inventive, ingenious, individuality. These are the things that come to mind when I think of Alexander McQueen. Having the book would be a wonderful indulgence. ;)
Posted: 9:00 am on May 18th

DeirdreNF DeirdreNF writes: Oh, the drama of Alexander McQueen....
Posted: 10:01 pm on May 17th

mirene mirene writes: Alexander Mcqueen was a great artist who time and time again has inspiered me in my work. Only genius makes the perfect not looking boring. I would love to have this book to please my own esthetics and to further inspire my work.
Posted: 6:35 pm on May 17th

mirene mirene writes: Alexander Mcqueen was a great artist who time and time again has inspiered me in my work. Only genius makes the perfect not looking boring. I would love to have this book to please my own esthetics and to further inspire my work.
Posted: 6:32 pm on May 17th

user-1051203 user-1051203 writes: His work was frightening at times, the boldness of the designs almost overwhelm you. This book is a wonderful history of McQueen's work. I was able to look through a friend's copy. What a loss to the design world.
Posted: 2:32 pm on May 17th

barbarabilliard barbarabilliard writes: Alexander McQueen was the most talented artist I have come across in recent decades. His styles are timeless. His creations inspire me and I want to learn from him as much as possible. His creations stimulate me to the point of working on miniatures in accessories just to get the feel of what he has done, and I want to more. I would love, love, love to have this book.

Posted: 11:53 am on May 17th

sewold sewold writes: The art in is work is addictive. I'd love to s3e all the illustrations in this book. Maybe relive some of the ones I've seen before.
Posted: 9:58 am on May 17th

Centime_Tara Centime_Tara writes: My sister and niece saw the show and said it was the most exciting one they'd ever seen!
Posted: 9:40 am on May 17th

GannieMo GannieMo writes: Inspiration, inspiration, inspiration.
Posted: 3:50 am on May 17th

user-1110557 user-1110557 writes: My daughter and I would love to have seen the exhibition of Alexander McQueen's work, but as we live in Australia it was out of the question. I would love to win the book to give to my daughter who is currently studying fashion. It would be a fabulous inspiration for her. Joyce
Posted: 3:39 am on May 17th

user-490783 user-490783 writes: Inspirational!
Posted: 2:00 am on May 17th

colourgirl colourgirl writes: My friend showed me this book & ever since I have been in awe of it. What luck I actually have a chance of winning it.

Posted: 12:35 am on May 17th

IndigoSilk IndigoSilk writes: Alexander McQueen is my favorite designer of all time. He was prolific and his work was truly groundbreaking. I am in awe every time I see his designs. Here's to a genius!
Posted: 12:18 am on May 17th

sexymil282 sexymil282 writes: I love the curves and angels that steve mcqueen used to design his shoes and garments. He even design angeled furniture. They all have a certain sex appeal about them. He was a master at what he did. I would love to be taught his way of design.

Posted: 11:02 pm on May 16th

bettystitch bettystitch writes: Eye candy!
Posted: 8:55 pm on May 16th

user-1110045 user-1110045 writes: Listen up! Who wouldn't like a book on a life's work of a master designer? It sure would be inspirational and I could use some inspiration in putting together costumes. It sure would make my costumes different from other peoples in my guild. Thanks for donating a copy for this competition.
Posted: 7:19 pm on May 16th

Bluethistle17 Bluethistle17 writes: I would love to get the book as I won't be able to see the exhibit. The book would be a great substitute.
Posted: 6:55 pm on May 16th

rxxanne rxxanne writes: Nothing like a chance for inspiration.
Posted: 6:35 pm on May 16th

user-1112269 user-1112269 writes: As a 70 year old grandma, I strive to keep current and in touch with younger family and friends. Fashion has always held a fascination for me which is shared by my daughter. I couldn't afford to travel to see the exhibit; the book would satisfy my longings to be there, be in the know, and be conversational across generations.
Posted: 4:37 pm on May 16th

Serral Serral writes: I saw the McQueen exhibit about seven times. I was lucky enough to have a friend that had been a curator at the Met who invited me to the Museum on a day when it was closed to most of the public. One of the quotes in the beginning of the exhibit from McQueen, loosely paraphrased stated that essentially, in order to break the rules you needed to know the rules. The level of tailoring was impeccable. Each garment, no matter how outrageous or beyond the norm, was clearly a derivation of something I had seen or know before, brilliantly tailored yet fresh and raw and intimidating. There was a quote, from him, about wanting people to be afraid of women who wore his clothes. I struggled a bit at first with this as frankly some of the design appeared at first to be dark, almost S&M, and misogynist, particularly the masks. However, underneath it all I walked away with the impression that as women we should be expressive of both the lighter and darker sides of who we are - that the sartorial presentation that we have walking out of the house every day needn't conform to some norm defined in a magazine but rather be a true expression of who we are on that moment or day. That said, the shoes looked like they really hurt after the first 10 minutes..:)
Posted: 4:24 pm on May 16th

bluewillow bluewillow writes: I have always felt that sewing is art. I would love a copy of this book.
Posted: 2:54 pm on May 16th

slahaye slahaye writes: I love having books such as this to keep for inspiration. When I'm in a creative slump, browsing through one of my "inspiration" books can get me going again!
Posted: 2:54 pm on May 16th

SewinUpAStorm SewinUpAStorm writes: Alexander McQueen's designs are fresh and inspirational. He emphasized the beauty of the curves of a female It would be wonderful to have a book that contains photos of his works for inspiration.
Posted: 1:33 pm on May 16th

shelly123 shelly123 writes: if only this could be mine
Posted: 1:33 pm on May 16th

LindaNan LindaNan writes: NOTHING
Posted: 12:42 pm on May 16th

hanksews hanksews writes: I plan to visit the exhibit at the Met when in NYC next week -- would love to read "the complete story."
Posted: 11:31 am on May 16th

Arlumizu Arlumizu writes: I love Alexander McQueen's fashion shows. They have been very inspiring to me. I would love to win this book to have in my collection.
Posted: 11:13 am on May 16th

bchistorian bchistorian writes: The McQueen exhibit and book are puzzling mixtures of pleasure and impediment. Stunning fabrics, sensuous embellishment, superb tailoring skills are combined with strait-jacket sleeves, shoes that can't be walked in, and vision-impairing headgear.
Posted: 10:12 am on May 16th

bchistorian bchistorian writes: The McQueen exhibit and book are puzzling mixtures of pleasure and impediment. Stunning fabrics, sensuous embellishment, superb tailoring skills are combined with strait-jacket sleeves, shoes that can't be walked in, and vision-impairing headgear.
Posted: 10:12 am on May 16th

emilynd06 emilynd06 writes: I love adapting details from couture to more wearable garments. I can imagine finding some really unique inspiration in these pages!
Posted: 9:46 am on May 16th

GypsyStrong GypsyStrong writes: McQueen was an inspiration. Love his work!

Posted: 9:41 am on May 16th

CCMG CCMG writes: Alexander McQueen was not only a masterful tailor but a true artist whose expression took form in the adornment of the human body.
Posted: 9:12 am on May 16th

liansawires liansawires writes: What makes clothing transformational? Is it the creative spirit speaking through the artist? Or better yet, is it the meeting of artist and wearer, joining in a new dance of creation?

I'm a silk artist who makes handbags and jackets. As I get deeper into the process of designing wearables, I realize that designing too, not just painting and dying my textile, is a process of letting the creative spirit flow. I would LOVE to dance with Alexander McQueen, feeling and learning what his creativity and vision were about.
Posted: 8:59 am on May 16th

Noelle_J Noelle_J writes: Alexander McQueen had no equal. His influence can be felt throughout the fashion world and from what I gather, was beloved and will be greatly missed.
Posted: 5:04 am on May 16th

SuInAZ SuInAZ writes: I would love to study the technical details of McQueen's creations. While I did not always see beauty in his garments, he was clearly both well-grounded in technique and unique in vision.
Posted: 2:02 am on May 16th

Spinsterdragon52 Spinsterdragon52 writes: McQueen had no creative equal! I would love to be able to study the photos in that book. I got laid off my job last summer, so can't buy a copy in the foreseeable future, I would really love to win it!
Posted: 12:31 am on May 16th

LeslieD LeslieD writes: I have admired McQueen's work and followed his shows. I would love to have a copy of this book to boost the creative juices.
Posted: 11:45 pm on May 15th

keen361 keen361 writes: I love Alexander McQueen: And his work he was a master who gone way too soon, I believed all who design and sew should study McQueen great legacy of work, I am looking forward to read and learn more about Alexander McQueen .

Posted: 10:12 pm on May 15th

user-1114102 user-1114102 writes: I would love to win this book- McQueen was genius!
Posted: 9:58 pm on May 15th

gazerro gazerro writes: I saw the exhibit when it was in New York. His artistic talents blew my mind. Was unable to pick up book because off time restraints so would love to have a copy.

Posted: 9:31 pm on May 15th

user-1109679 user-1109679 writes: Would have loved to see this revolutionary exhibit that blurred the lines between art and fashion, but couldn't -- the book would be second best, but valued.
Posted: 9:05 pm on May 15th

doreenlinehan doreenlinehan writes: I would love a copy of this book.
Posted: 8:58 pm on May 15th

denisekerner denisekerner writes: I saw the exhibit last summer when I visited New York for the first time. My, oh my . . . . The brilliance of his designs was unmistakable, but walking through the exhibit was, frankly, disturbing -- a true haunted house experience for me, complete with the sound of wolves howling in the background, beheaded mannequins, and images of death. I would like to have a copy of the book because there's so much I don't understand about this obviously troubled designer.
Posted: 8:52 pm on May 15th

architectgal architectgal writes: As the 100th responder, that should be worth SOMETHING! But all kidding aside, McQueen's work appeals to me as an architect and someone who also sews, weaves, knits, dyes, draws, and more. His creativity lives on to inspire us to greater design freedom of our own. This treasure would get plenty of use if in my library.
Posted: 8:35 pm on May 15th

donellendesigns donellendesigns writes: As a fan who lives too far away to see the exhibit in person, I'd love to visit vicariously and learn from his amazing perspective on personas and materials.
Posted: 8:21 pm on May 15th

veronese9 veronese9 writes: I'm starting a new job in costuming (yay!) and this would be such an inspirational book for designing costumes for amazing ballet dancers.
Posted: 8:17 pm on May 15th

Isewforyou Isewforyou writes: As a costumer for the theater and a first time commenter on this web,I look at all avenues of fashion and techniques to help me make and design costumes different than most. I think this book would accomplish my desires to learn from the best!
Posted: 8:15 pm on May 15th

Uglybeat Uglybeat writes: I would love to have this book for inspiration when I sew. I looooove his fierce spirit!
Posted: 7:46 pm on May 15th

sewleslie sewleslie writes: I won't make it to the exhibit, since I live across the country from it, so I would love to have this book.
Posted: 7:43 pm on May 15th

sewin_n_beadin sewin_n_beadin writes: I would love to win this book for a dear friend of mine. He used to live in NY and spent many an hour at the Met and other museums and never missed a fashion exhibit. He had to move away from NY because of the job situation and I hope the book might be like a little piece of "old times" to him.
Posted: 7:33 pm on May 15th

user-1018922 user-1018922 writes: McQueen was an innovative an very talented designer and his death was a great loss to the fashion industy. How wonderful to have a book of his work. What a marvelous addition to my fashion and art library!
Posted: 7:31 pm on May 15th

TTrdh TTrdh writes: This is a great contest and only one person will be incredibly lucky! Please add my name to the list with all the other Alexander McQueen fans and worshippers (British spelling).
Posted: 7:23 pm on May 15th

yaz11 yaz11 writes: I went to this exhibit last summer. It was unbelievable, inspirational, pure brilliance. If I could win the book, it would be an icing on a cake :)
Posted: 7:15 pm on May 15th

Moonchaser Moonchaser writes: I enjoy looking at couture and figuring out ways to use some of the design elements.

Posted: 7:14 pm on May 15th

seemless seemless writes: His work was always interesting and wearable. I don't know how he did it, but it was high art, gorgeoaus and never boring - but somehow, you could imagine someone actually wearing it in real life.
Posted: 7:08 pm on May 15th

ejcc ejcc writes: As a relatively new custom couturiere, I improve my design skills by observing those of the great couture masters. Alexander McQueen is my favorite designer of the late 20th and early 21st century. I would love to have this book for inspiration and historical reference.

Ellen Wise
Posted: 6:09 pm on May 15th

patashoo patashoo writes: It would be an honour to have this book. A truly remarkable man who was taken so young too soon.
Posted: 6:04 pm on May 15th

user-1122905 user-1122905 writes: My daughter, Emma, loves Alexander McQueen. Last June Emma and her younger sister Sarah-Jane travelled to Britain for S-J's 21st birthday. S-J came home to Australia and
Emma flew to New York to see Alexander McQueen's exibition at the Met. Emma bought an Alexander McQueen calender which hangs in her bedroom, month by month we have witnessed the most amazing, out of this world creations. Sadly the calender is coming to an end it would be wonderful for Emma to have a permanent reminder of her wonderful journey to the Big Apple to see her favourite designer.
Posted: 5:41 pm on May 15th

Onyx147 Onyx147 writes: Alexander McQueen (Lee to friends & family) was such a gifted man that turned beautiful fabric into gorgeous "wearable art." His presentations were jaw dropping each and every time.

In this life some people just can't get through the loss of a person very so near and dear to their hearts, Lee was this type of person. His mother was his muse from when he was a "different boy" who endured bullying, but, his mum was always his refuge, and when she left this world, he did not feel that life was worth living. So sad.

That is why this publication about such a gifted individual is worth more than the dollars or Euros posted on the cover. I would love to be awarded this tome that contains so many of Lee's wonderful designs and the words that match up with the creation of his beautiful "line" season after season.
Posted: 5:38 pm on May 15th

usairdoll usairdoll writes: Sounds like a very interesting book. I do not know much about McQueen but would love to have this book in my library and learn more about him.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

Posted: 5:36 pm on May 15th

azbarbara azbarbara writes: Would love to see this exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum :)
Posted: 5:06 pm on May 15th

user-1111469 user-1111469 writes: Such an amazing designer with so much talent!
When you live on the other side of the world you don't always get to see the great exhibitions. Thank goodness for the books that can inspire us to reach new heights in our sewing endeavours.
Thank you for the opportunity to win this inspirational book.
Anne SE (New Zealand)
Posted: 4:59 pm on May 15th

gavismom gavismom writes: Such a shame that McQueen died so young--but he leaves a very rich legacy. I'm sorry I missed the show at the Metropolitan; but I'm glad that next Threads I'll be able to read about it!

Good luck to all commenters! I'm sure the winner will love the book!
Posted: 4:58 pm on May 15th

teresaann teresaann writes: I'm not familiar with McQueen's work and would love to learn me about him.

Posted: 4:57 pm on May 15th

Wrybunz Wrybunz writes: It's so important to know what other designers are doing and have done -- the influence of such designers as Alexander McQueen was, and continues to be, huge.
Posted: 4:42 pm on May 15th

sewingheaven888 sewingheaven888 writes: AMcQueen was a extraordinary designer. It would be a pleasure winning a book which details some of his work. R.I.P
Posted: 4:36 pm on May 15th

sewingheaven888 sewingheaven888 writes: AMcQueen was a extraordinary designer. It would be a pleasure winning a book which details some of his work. R.I.P
Posted: 4:36 pm on May 15th

sewingheaven888 sewingheaven888 writes: AMcQueen was a extraordinary designer. It would be a pleasure winning a book which details some of his work. R.I.P
Posted: 4:36 pm on May 15th

sewingheaven888 sewingheaven888 writes: AMcQueen was a extraordinary designer. It would be a pleasure winning a book which details some of his work. R.I.P
Posted: 4:36 pm on May 15th

maryauff maryauff writes: I would love to have this book to read and study his design. I am returning to sewing after raising my children and I want the challenge of new design and new technique. Mary
Posted: 4:30 pm on May 15th

onemrandmrs onemrandmrs writes: McQueen was my inspiration to leave my engineering career and pursue my passion in clothing design... Life is too short to ignore your creative soul.
Posted: 4:26 pm on May 15th

JanetfromNS JanetfromNS writes: I would love to win this book, so I could read it over and over.
Posted: 4:18 pm on May 15th

knitterary knitterary writes: I was fortunate enough to see this exhibit last summer, and I really regret not purchasing the book. Fingers crossed I win this! :)
Posted: 4:15 pm on May 15th

Frances_NZ Frances_NZ writes: I would love to win this book, and be able to see the photos of his work.
Posted: 4:01 pm on May 15th

TapiocaSunshine TapiocaSunshine writes: I would love to read this book. It sounds interesting.
Posted: 3:59 pm on May 15th

suecindy suecindy writes: I am really curious to explore his work.
Posted: 3:46 pm on May 15th

JulieMoberly JulieMoberly writes: I saw the exhibit at the Met and was in total awe of McQueen's talent on so many levels. The technical work was beyond compare, but his ideas for the collections were equally impressive. They were all grounded in an idea, or an episode in history, and although many were beautiful, beauty was often beside the point. He was truly a genius, and it's a loss for the world that he's no longer here. On a positive note, though, Sarah Burton really seemed to grasp his vision and is carrying that forward in an admirable way.
Posted: 3:46 pm on May 15th

Itsewlulu Itsewlulu writes: Mc queen is one of my fashion desgin idols !! I'm a new fashion desgin student I wish I would be as good as him one day !! I would really love to win this book :)
Posted: 3:39 pm on May 15th

Ilene60 Ilene60 writes: To design costumes for theater, I always explore many avenues of inspiration. Couture fashion design is always intrigueing and inspiring. Alexander McQueen's designs created many sparks of inspiration. Imagine Macbeth with a cross between the organic/techno set design and Alexander McQueen's influence....................
Posted: 3:39 pm on May 15th

CoastalAnita CoastalAnita writes: He thinks beyond the bounds, as do I. I would have loved hearing him speak in person and listened to the way his mind spoke. Some people think in a straight line from A to B, he followed a spiral that started somewhere beyond that line. That drove his designs and that's what I want to learn about.
Posted: 3:34 pm on May 15th

schmatta schmatta writes: I hope I'm not too late. Alexander McQueen was a genius.

Posted: 3:26 pm on May 15th

gwensews gwensews writes: I love Alexander McQueen's designs. They are a great source of inspiration, using bits and pieces of his elements in street-wear clothing.
Posted: 3:21 pm on May 15th

Jane_K Jane_K writes: This designer gives us all permission to just "go for it!"
Posted: 3:17 pm on May 15th

SewcietyMaven SewcietyMaven writes: Alexander McQueen is an icon. Who wouldn't want this book?!

Posted: 3:14 pm on May 15th

sewthernbelle sewthernbelle writes: Who doesn't love Alexander McQueen? His legacy is an inspiration to all who love clothes.
Posted: 3:08 pm on May 15th

user-1117675 user-1117675 writes: He was a rebellious genius who employed absolutely fantastic techniques. I would love to read this book!
Posted: 3:02 pm on May 15th

user-1060592 user-1060592 writes: What a genius! I would love to have this book and be able to study his creations! What a gem!
Posted: 3:01 pm on May 15th

jpusel jpusel writes: I would love to win this book for my daughter. She loves McQueen's fashions.
Posted: 2:49 pm on May 15th

SewKraZ SewKraZ writes: I would love this tribute in my fashion book collection.

Posted: 2:40 pm on May 15th

KathyWA KathyWA writes: I find the description of this book both fascinating and exciting. I do hope I win.
Posted: 2:40 pm on May 15th

CarolynSoto1 CarolynSoto1 writes: Alexander McQueen was a genius. I'm sure I'll add this book to my collection, but I'd love to WIN it rather than buy it.
Posted: 2:38 pm on May 15th

CarolynSoto1 CarolynSoto1 writes: Alexander McQueen was a genius. I'm sure I'll add this book to my collection, but I'd love to WIN it rather than buy it.
Posted: 2:37 pm on May 15th

LadyofShalott LadyofShalott writes: I have been a A. McQueen fan for a long time, and am pleased that his work is being honored with the publication of this book. I would so love to own it. . .
Posted: 2:37 pm on May 15th

MarSper MarSper writes: I would love to add this book to my collection of fashion designers. It is great to have books like this to reference for style and period looks.
Posted: 2:31 pm on May 15th

MaryU MaryU writes: I often get inspiration from museum shows and love textile exhibits of any kind, searching them out on my travels. I would truly love to have this book.
Posted: 2:29 pm on May 15th

Lauriepie Lauriepie writes: OMG!!!! I"m a McQueen fan! The Exhibit at the Met was stunning. I want this book. I must have stared at the red tartan creation "Widows of Culloden" for an eternity.
Posted: 2:27 pm on May 15th

jere001 jere001 writes: I remember exactly where I was when I heard about Lee McQueen's death and I remember thinking how fragile the intensely creative soul is. Genius, artist, yes, but what really broke my heart was how lonely he must have felt.
Posted: 2:25 pm on May 15th

sailcocktail sailcocktail writes: I would love to have this to inspire me.
Posted: 2:21 pm on May 15th

organdy organdy writes: I'll never own his clothing -- a book is the closest I'll get to his designs.
Posted: 2:21 pm on May 15th

KRINGLE0207 KRINGLE0207 writes: I love museum fashion exhibits and collect the related books so I can study the details. In the past few months I've seen two related exhibits and purchased the books: Jean Paul Gaultier at the deYoung in San Francisco and YSL at the Denver Art Museum. I didn't get to see the McQueen exhibit in person but would love the book!
Posted: 2:20 pm on May 15th

user-1034214 user-1034214 writes: I am an instructor and mentor for theatrical design students and I would love to share this book as inspiration. To pass on the legacy is a good thing.
Posted: 2:18 pm on May 15th

Ansola Ansola writes: I remember seeing an entire fashion spread with everyone wearing tartan. It was so different from anything I'd ever seen. I had to find out who the designer was and learned it was Alexander McQueen. I followed his style evolution ever since. He seemed absolutely fearless and reckless in his designs but this belied a precision and mastery of his craft. He is sorely missed. I can't wait to see this book!
Posted: 2:18 pm on May 15th

LaLaLaurenAL LaLaLaurenAL writes: I drool at the chance to win this book. he was such a fabulous designer.
Posted: 2:17 pm on May 15th

talondrago talondrago writes: McQueen is the most inspiring designer of the age.
Posted: 2:17 pm on May 15th

user-931318 user-931318 writes: I am an apparel design student and anything I can do to expand my horizons and pour over McQueen's work would be amazing. This book is a MUST for my library!
Posted: 2:14 pm on May 15th

hacp1 hacp1 writes: Always willing to expand my mind and to examine the skills and expertise of the truely talented.I would love to look at his work.
Posted: 6:30 am on May 15th

bev59 bev59 writes: Wow!!! What a great chance to own a fantastic book, I must have it.
Posted: 5:25 am on May 15th

Jelyna Jelyna writes: Alexander McQueen's ideas were never outside the box; he thought of them without the box at all. It would be really nice to be inspired by this one-of-a-kind genius through this book.
Posted: 11:54 pm on May 14th

Jelyna Jelyna writes: Alexander McQueen's ideas were never outside the box; he thought of them without the box at all. It would be really nice to be inspired by this one-of-a-kind genius through this book.
Posted: 11:53 pm on May 14th

KBTsewer KBTsewer writes: I recall a few years ago seeing ,in an exhibition ,a kilted skirt where the back pleats were fashioned on the bias. It looked so elegant--typical of McQueen's 'thinking outside the box'
Posted: 1:17 pm on May 14th

Sewingmaniac Sewingmaniac writes: When McQueen died we lost a true artist. His legend lives on in his creations; such a loss.

I will def. put this book on my Christmas wish list, it is a must have for anyone interested in fashion.
Posted: 12:46 pm on May 14th

soexperimental soexperimental writes: Thanks, What an opportunity!
How exciting to have a chance to see up close some of the ingenuity that went into his designs. My daughter and I would love the opportunity to see and learn from McQueen through this book. MJ
Posted: 12:12 pm on May 14th

roxkirk roxkirk writes: Alexander McQueen made strange and usually beautiful things. I have been appreciating his work more these days. The book would increase my knowledge of his work.
Posted: 10:59 am on May 14th

NancyinA2 NancyinA2 writes: I would find so much inspiration. It is also fascinating to look back on a career and see how the once outre and outlandish becomes crave-able.
Posted: 10:49 am on May 14th

phyllisincanada phyllisincanada writes: Wow! It would be such a treat and incredible inspiration!!
Posted: 10:42 am on May 14th

annmur annmur writes: It would be an inspirational book to own.
Posted: 6:44 am on May 14th

Lynda21 Lynda21 writes: I would love to learn from the master.
Posted: 10:01 pm on May 13th

bmwiggins bmwiggins writes: McQueen's contribution to the fashion world will forever be unsurpassed. His designs were pieces of intense expression. McQueen has been and will continue to be a huge inspiration for me. To own this book would be sacred treasure.
Posted: 12:50 pm on May 13th

myosa_47 myosa_47 writes: I would love this book
Posted: 9:45 am on May 13th

LauraBolcina LauraBolcina writes: I'd love to have this book!
Posted: 7:38 am on May 13th

lynnevv lynnevv writes: MCFABULOUS,
Posted: 5:36 am on May 13th

Ocrafty1 Ocrafty1 writes: I WANT this book!!!! So many new ideas.I need something to stimulate me getting "out of the box." This book would do the trick!
Posted: 8:10 pm on May 12th

Cair Cair writes: Posted! Looks amazing, a lot of ideas!
Posted: 2:56 pm on May 12th

cecine cecine writes: I don't know him but I would like very much to discover what he has created in the fashion industries
Posted: 7:13 am on May 12th

sewstudious sewstudious writes: Alexander Macqueen always has me drooling over his work. His edgy and controversial views combined with his eye for tailoring always has me melting. I'd love to own the book to have for its amazingly endless inspirational influences. As a fashion major in college i really revere his work.
Posted: 7:28 pm on May 11th

Sharondipity2 Sharondipity2 writes: I would want the book for its endless inspiration. How can you look at ant AMQ design and not want to throw yourself into a project? I would be thrilled to get some of the construction methods AMQ employed as well.
Posted: 7:56 am on May 11th

user-1131611 user-1131611 writes: Sadly, living in Australia means that I was not able to get to the Savage Beauty exhibition. The next best thing would be to have this book. Alexander McQueen had such an amazing talent for designing for the human body - I would be delighted to have this record of his work. Sue Schulz
Posted: 2:01 am on May 11th

dorothy_jo dorothy_jo writes: If rakijaa wins and doesn't want it (since she already has one!) can I have it? LOL!
Posted: 7:12 pm on May 10th

lucilledupuis lucilledupuis writes: McQueen was a genius! He inspires you to look at fabric and purpose it differently, and it is fashion. I'd love to give his work my utmost attention, and this book would be my way of doing that. Me! Me! Me! Give it to me!
Posted: 11:41 am on May 10th

maisy2011 maisy2011 writes: I had the privilege of studying fashion history in the archives of the Met when I was a fashion student, so I have tremendous respect for the work the Met has done over the years to establish fashion as an accepted and respected art form. I was so disappointed to have to miss the Alexander McQueen exhibit, not only to see the astounding works of creativity, but also to see the curating and presentation of a blockbuster exhibit that attracted millions of people to the museum to view the art of fashion design.
Posted: 10:00 am on May 10th

Onyx147 Onyx147 writes: The New York Times says "this book has McQueen's greatest designs within it's pages". Wow!! Please allow me to become the "one" who gets to devour each photo and word written about this great and talented human being who had a creative life that he cut short because he missed his mum.

I would be delighted to become the owner of a great book about a great man.
Posted: 11:10 pm on May 9th

sewinggeek sewinggeek writes: I think Alexander McQueen's work is terrific. It may not always be 'mainstream' but the beauty and imagination of his work is stunning. This book is on my wish list.
Posted: 8:51 pm on May 9th

VeraS VeraS writes: Throwing in my name for the drawing. I would LOVE to sit and go through this book and get inspired...or daydream anyway!

Posted: 4:30 pm on May 9th

marieteresa marieteresa writes: Such a very talented man, what a huge loss to the fashion world.
Posted: 1:24 pm on May 9th

rakijaa rakijaa writes: I have this book (so exclude me from the drawing) and it is incredible. I have been a McQueen fan since he first showed up in fashion, and this is just a visual feast. If you don't win it, at least try to borrow a copy to peruse. It confirms, for me, that he was an artist, first and foremost, and clothing was just his medium.
Posted: 9:46 am on May 9th

sophronia sophronia writes: This book would be a great addition to my fashion library! Love his designs!
Posted: 9:11 am on May 9th

bcmcnutt bcmcnutt writes: He left way too soon.
Posted: 11:58 pm on May 8th

Brocader Brocader writes: I would love to have this book! McQueen was always a radical, and I want to try to channel some of that spirit in my own work.
Posted: 9:21 pm on May 8th

elizabeth001au elizabeth001au writes: As a fashion student, I find his work very inspiring. It would be lovely to have.
Posted: 7:27 pm on May 8th

jbreit01 jbreit01 writes: Alexander McQueen was an exquisite talent. His flair is missed in the fashion scene. I would very much like to receive a copy of his book. Thank you, Jeanne.
Posted: 6:57 pm on May 8th

SewIndigo SewIndigo writes: I'm so sorry I missed this exhibition - it would have been amazing. Living in Australia is was a little far to go. So a copy of this book on the work of an extraordinary designer would be fantastic.
Posted: 5:41 pm on May 8th

RobinMazz RobinMazz writes: He was such an amazing talent and his designs will be influential years from now. This book is on my wish list. Can't wait for the Threads issue covering the show.
Posted: 4:57 pm on May 8th

raevenfea raevenfea writes: I was sad that I couldn’t spend hours in the exhibit when it was in NYC… and that some of the items were difficult to see because of the crush of bodies moving through. I’d love the chance to have photos of some of his creations on hand, as his work is a constant source of inspiration on the use of structure to come up with something fabulous.
Posted: 4:37 pm on May 8th

sewcool sewcool writes:
It is so sad that we lost this amazing talent so young. I would love to have the book of his fabulous fashions.

Posted: 4:06 pm on May 8th

moviedoll moviedoll writes: I would love to have this so I could better study the juxtiposition of the feminine/savage fashions that McQueen created.
Posted: 3:44 pm on May 8th

jennieMB jennieMB writes: I'd love to look through the photos in the book. 300 pics sounds amazing.
Posted: 2:38 pm on May 8th

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