The Face. No 15.

The Face. No 15.

Published by The Face April 1998., London, 1998
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Wrappers. Illustrated throughout. 0.7kg. English. Near fine; very slight wear to head and base of spine. The cover of issue no. 15 of The Face magazine is arresting, powerful and shocking. A portrait of Alexander McQueen by the photographer Nick Knight shows the fashion designer with an ashen grey face, red eyes and coils of silver plaits over a bald head. It was a look that was closely linked to his critically acclaimed Autumn/Winter 1998 collection, Joan, which had shown triumphantly in London the day before the portrait was taken. One of the images used as inspiration for the collection was from Fouquet's Melun Diptych, Virgin and Child surrounded by Angels (c.1452) depicting Agnes Sorel, mistress to King Charles VII of France. McQueen's plaits and ashen grey pallor directly reference Fouquet's painting. Another fold-out image shows the model Shirley Mallman in similar garb lying on a bed of spikes. Joan, McQueen's portrait and the image of Mallman all reflect on the brutality and tortuous existence of women in the middle ages and, for McQueen, in the present day. 'We asked Alexander McQueen to explain the image he created with Nick Knight. This is his hand-written response. "Joan Deep inside of me I have no regrets of the way I portray myself to the General Public. I will face fear head on if necessary but would run from a fight if persuaded. The fire in my soul is for the love of one Man but I do not forget my women whom I adore as they burn daily from Cheshire to Gloucester. A. McQueen. '98". Beaux Books specialises in vintage, collectable and luxury books on art, design, fashion and style. All our books are in stock unless otherwise stated. Please contact us if you require any further information or need help in finding a book. Buy with confidence from an experienced bookseller. Bookseller Inventory # 649

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Title: The Face. No 15.

Publisher: The Face April 1998., London

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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