Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Savage Beauty

I just received my copy. The cover broke my heart. 


Inside, breathtaking.

As Susannah Frankel's introduction mentions, much mythologizing has and will forever occur around the late, great Lee Alexander McQueen. 

As someone who loves the romanticism and drama of great design, for me he is unparalleled.  
His creative life produced an inspiring, completely original body of work. 
He made terrifyingly beautiful rags.

I wrapped this book in a satin pillowcase to protect it. 

I've never done such a curious thing with a book before.

The retrospective runs through August 7th. 
How I wish I could see it in person. 
I am so grateful to have the book.