Halloween: Alexander McQueen exponent of grotesque and superlative fashion
Fashion and Halloween. Fashion and grotesque: Alexander McQueen and the link with the night of witches through the analysis of the spring / summer 2001 collection.
Lee, as he was called by friends and colleagues, dies suicide in forty years. Worn out by torments and a thousand obsessions.
He himself declares in an interview that he was “abused as a child by his brother-in-law and that he saw his sister being beaten violently by her husband”
Unfortunately, as often happens, the past becomes the protagonist again in the present and, like a spider, it slowly weaves the web of destiny.
This is the case of McQueen who in 1992 created a collection inspired by Jack the Ripper. Even future creative projects will go in the same direction. The protagonists will be, in fact, Stanley Kubrick with the film Shining and Birds by Alfred Hichckok.
Gestures. Acts. The movements. The plasticity of bodies influenced by wicked, fearful moods.
And yet plumage that envelops the body of the models with asphyxia, solid structures, the fluidity of silk and the rich chromaticity that is steeped in scarlet reds and feather shades. And again, mythological references and bold looks.
The collection, titled Voss, is a reliable story about a central theme in the British designer’s creations: mental health.
A project that today as never before is very modern, re-read and interpreted by his colleagues, first of all, Alessandro Michele for Gucci.
THE VIDEO OF THE VOSS BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FASHION SHOW