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The Resource Gods and kings : the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, Dana Thomas

Gods and kings : the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, Dana Thomas

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Gods and kings : the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
Title
Gods and kings
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
Statement of responsibility
Dana Thomas
Title variation
Rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Analyzes the ends of two preeminent fashion designers to demonstrate how they were casualties of the war between art and commerce, chronicling their rise and achievements while sharing insights into how art has suffered at the hands of economic demands
  • More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different--Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AZZPT
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1964-
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Thomas, Dana
Dewey number
  • 746.9/20922
  • B
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McQueen, Alexander
  • Galliano, John
  • Fashion designers
  • Fashion designers
  • Fashion
  • Costume design
Label
Gods and kings : the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, Dana Thomas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015460559
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
422 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of chiefly color plates
Isbn
9781594204944
Lccn
2015460559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
Label
Gods and kings : the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, Dana Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015460559
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
422 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of chiefly color plates
Isbn
9781594204944
Lccn
2015460559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits

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