One of the things we want to do on a regular basis here on the Paisley is to feature fashion and costuming to serve as inspiration for both art and self-expression. Clothing and personal-style is something that everyone has an opportunity to play with, explore, and create. You may not paint, but you can use your body as a canvas.
For our first post on the subject we are going to look at the work of Alexander McQueen (1969-2010). Brilliant, innovative, imaginative and sometimes controversial, McQueen tried to the push the boundaries of what people considered ‘beautiful’. He himself often found it in the grotesque, ugly and unusual. Still it’s hard not to look at his body of work and not find yourself a little bit awe-struck. It was hard to whittle down to just a handful of photos, so be sure to check out the link after the jump to see the breadth and scope of his work.
In the spring of 2011, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City held a McQueen retrospective from which these photos came from. Check out their blog for even more pictures, video, and background about McQueen and his work.