Black

Launched on 01 September 2004

On 3 June 2004 Alexander McQueen returned to the London catwalk - after a three-year absence - for one night only. In association with his long-term sponsor American Express, ‘Black’ was an ambitious performance that re-staged many of the defining moments of McQueen's legendary fashion shows. Iconic McQueen collaborators Michael Clark and Kate Moss were invited to begin the proceedings in a crowd-pleasing dance duet and the catwalk extravaganza was followed by a ‘Black’ themed auction and a decadent party. See the event documented here through film and impromptu reportage cameraphone photographs.

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Black: 2015

23 March 2015
A project based around never-before-seen pictures shot backstage at the Alexander McQueen 2004 Black show.
Project

Plato's Atlantis

06 October 2009
In 2009, Alexander McQueen's landmark S/S 10 show Plato's Atlantis became the first ever live streamed fashion show.
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Bellwether

21 July 2003
A project celebrating Alexander McQueen's 2003 CBE award, allowing a rare window into the designer at work.