Friday, 5 June 2015

REVIEW & PROMO: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin By Andrew Wilson




 Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin

by Andrew Wilson

 

The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life.

When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world’s most beautiful women and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. He created a multimillion-dollar luxury brand that became a favorite with celebrities including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love in a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep…

A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen tells the complete sensational story, and includes never-before-seen photos. Those closest to the designer—his family, friends, and lovers—have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him.

“There’s blood beneath every layer of skin,” McQueen once said. Andrew Wilson’s biography, filled with groundbreaking material, dispels myths, corrects inaccuracies, and offers new insights into McQueen’s private life and the source of his creative genius.







Review By Angela

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Was a very interesting read!

Reading this and being able to a have a look into his life and see how he struggled to survive & his day to day struggles brought me to tears. He lived an interesting life and his designs were amazing, and once you read this can see sometimes see how the darkness took over.

Thank you Simon & Schuster for providing me a copy of Blood Beneath The Skin in exchange for an honest review.




He was known for his creativity and boldness when it came to fashion, seeing his work on numerous red carpet events by many famous actress's



 

 


 And we can't forget that moment when Kate Middleton stepped out the car on her wedding day in none other than Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress...

 





 He was definitely adventurous when it came to fashion and footwear...