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Committed: Alexander McQueen, Tailoring, and the Superhero Silhouette

Last week I bought the book Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, a retrospective of his most iconic and radical designs. One particular quote gave substance to my own feelings about his work, and really really spoke to his emphasized, supeheroic fashion aesthetic.

“I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.”

“When you see a woman wearing McQueen, there’s a certain hardness to the clothes that makes her look powerful. It kind of fends people off.”

“It’s almost like putting armor on a woman. It’s a very psychological way of dressing.” Continue Reading »

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