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Alexander McQueen

(1969-2010), Fashion designer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Alexander McQueen grew up in London's East End and studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins College. Fashion journalist Isabella Blow purchased the young designer's entire postgraduate collection following his 1992 degree show and her support proved to be instrumental for McQueen. In 1996 he was appointed head designer at Givenchy and was named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards four times during his time with the couturiers. As head of his own label, McQueen was awarded International Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (2003).

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Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow, by David LaChapelle - NPG P1403

Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow

by David LaChapelle
C-type colour print, 1996
NPG P1403

Dinos Chapman; Alexander McQueen; Jake Chapman, by Mario Testino - NPG P1023

Dinos Chapman; Alexander McQueen; Jake Chapman

by Mario Testino
Durst and Lambda bromide print, 1999
NPG P1023

Alexander McQueen, by Kin Ho - NPG x133364

Alexander McQueen

by Kin Ho
bromide print, 1996
NPG x133364

Alexander McQueen, by Daniel Stier - NPG x126288

Alexander McQueen

by Daniel Stier
bromide fibre print with white surround, January 2003
NPG x126288



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