Nick Knight Releases Unseen McQueen Film
This past Sunday marked the end of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, an exhibit that showcased the late designers work spanning from 1992 until his unfinished FW 2010 collection. Only a few days before the exhibit left the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Nick Knight alongside his SHOWstudio team released a short film of never-before-seen footage that he shot with McQueen back in 2010.
The film is eerily hypnotizing, featuring some of McQueen’s most iconic designs through the years. Models spin through a starlit sky as a disjointed classical melody is fractured by a frenzy of glitchy noises. The sounds are perfectly complimented by the gowns. Some models are cloaked in feathered frocks, weightlessly flowing through space, while others are sporting aggressively jagged skirts that jut out in all directions.
The video was a hauntingly perfect way to close the Savage Beauty exhibit, which started in NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and then moved to the V&A. It seamlessly depicted the sheer variety of designs McQueen was able to create through his 18 years of work. A beautiful ode to one of the fashion world’s most influential minds, which is sure to spark the flames of inspiration amongst today’s designers.
Photo courtesy of Sølve Sundsbø, from Savage Beauty