A collection of specially commissioned illustrations pays homage to a selection of Alexander McQueen's most pivotal designs. SHOWstudio has established a community of fashion illustrators and artists that work in a variety of mediums to re-interpret garments in new and imaginative guises. For the occasion of the Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A and the Nick Knight & Alexander McQueen exhibition at SHOWstudio, each of these artists; Helen Bullock, Jowy Maasdamme, Piet Paris, Jenifer Corker, Rei Nadal, Stephen Doherty, Velwyn Yossy, Conrad Roset, Kukula, Francois Berthoud, Laura Laine, Gary Card, One Eye Girl, Fiona Gourlay, Valerie Servais, Tobie Giddio, Josie Hall, Frida Wannerberger, Charles Jeffrey, Bex Cassie, Eduardo Mata Icaza, Unskilled Worker and John Booth have created artworks that operate as an ode to an important McQueen design.
Collectively these works pay tribute to the various facets of McQueen's prolific craft driven and conceptual oeuvre and give a new account of his creations through the eyes of a range of artists. The selected looks were drawn mostly from the items chosen my McQueen creative director Sarah Burton to appear in Nick Knight's 2010 tribute film, To Lee, With Love, Nick; items she felt showed off his extraordinary talent best.
View each beautiful illustration now, and stay tuned; the original artworks will be available to purchase online soon at SHOWstudio Shop. The project sits alongside SHOWstudio's wider Unseen McQueen project that showcases previously unreleased photo-shoot footage and interviews from Nick Knight's archive.