Savage Beauty

Handmade book with articles about the “Savage Beauty” show that was previously displayed at the Metropolitan Museum. The show itself was a showcase of the late Alexander McQueen’s most notable works in fashion.

 

Pages were individually printed, cut, and hand-bound together using thread. This was done in reference to how McQueen would individually create and cut each of his works to fit as well as a call to sewing.

 

Gold foil was ironed on to give the cover a gold embossed look reminiscent of Victorian books.

The overall layout of the book was based on books made in the Victorian era but made with more modern sensibilities; The Victorian style was one McQueen was most fond of and likewise was famous for modernizing. 


Flowers were also one of McQueen’s most favorite themes, such references to them can be found throughout the book.