The Resource Alexander McQueen : blood beneath the skin, Andrew Wilson

Alexander McQueen : blood beneath the skin, Andrew Wilson

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Alexander McQueen : blood beneath the skin
Title
Alexander McQueen
Title remainder
blood beneath the skin
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Wilson
Title variation
Blood beneath the skin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. He created a multimillion-dollar luxury brand that became a favorite with celebrities including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love in a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen tells the complete sensational story, and includes never-before-seen photos. Those closest to the designer--his family, friends, and lovers--have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him. "There's blood beneath every layer of skin," McQueen once said. Andrew Wilson's biography, filled with groundbreaking material, dispels myths, corrects inaccuracies, and offers new insights into McQueen's private life and the source of his creative genius"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 746.9/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TT505.M37
LC item number
W55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Alexander McQueen : blood beneath the skin, Andrew Wilson
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Alexander McQueen : blood beneath the skin, Andrew Wilson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
ocn897575724
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476776736
Lccn
2015012025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)897575724

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