Alexander McQueen — posthumous award

Tonight’s British Fashion Awards is going to present fashion designer Alexander McQueen with a posthumous award for his contribution to fashion. McQueen will get the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design prize, which has previously been given to Vivenne Westwood, Stephen Jones and John Galliano.

This award celebrates the exceptional talent of an individual who has contributed to the British fashion industry, both internationally and in the UK, throughout their career. I think Alexander McQueen is more than appropriate to receive this award. He was awarded the Designer of the Year prize at the British Fashion Awards four times in his career. Jonathan Akeroyd, CEO of Alexander McQueen, will b accepting the honor on behalf of the late McQueen.

Alexander McQueen was sure to be the one who speaks his mind. When McQueen received a CBE for his services to fashion in 2003, he said, “it is a great privilege to receive this honour. I now formally urge the British Government to match this recognition by investing in manufacturing and new talent – the foundation of British fashion.”

McQueen accepted his third Designer of the Year Award from HRH the Prince of Wales in 2001, but the designer – who was often called the bad boy of British fashion – was rumoured to have once embroidered the lining of a suit made for the Prince of Wales with the words “I am a c**t”, whilst he was a tailor with Savile Row firm Gieves & Hawkes.

The reptilian prints and other insect kingdom prints were enlarged to the scale that we can only see it in our mind.

The Armadillo shoes became the “Hot Topic” of this Spring/Summer shoe’s trend direction.

McQueen’s autumn/winter 2009-10 collection which, entitled Horn of Plenty, the designer had said was dedicated to “my mother Joyce Barbara McQueen”. Different scale of “tooth-hound” patterns were ensembled together to create a massive look of  impression.

This absolutely spectacular dress with incredible tailoring and extraordinary cut from the runway show of Spring/ Summer 2007 showed the master work of McQueen.

I like the total look of this picture — Sarah Jessica Parker was McQueen’s date for the 2006 Costume Institute gala, at which the theme was Anglomania. The pair dressed in matching tartan ensembles. Very royal!

Being named the bad boy of British fashion, McQueen’s spring/summer 1996 showed his trick of showing the models’ derrières, furthering his reputation as British fashion’s wittiest provocateur.

I really miss McQueen’s amazing work, even though I know that he would not care about this kind of award, but I sincerely hope that he rest in peace in heaven.

Hidi


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