Rare Alexander McQueen Photos Set for Exhibit

Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process

Image: Tate Britain

The Tate Britain is gearing up for a major exhibit in the spring. Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process will open on March 10, 2015 to showcase the collaboration between art photographer Nick Waplington and fashion designer Alexander McQueen. In 2009, Waplington documented McQueen’s final show, “Horn of Plenty,” snapping behind-the-scenes shots of the late designer’s creative journey. The photographs are also compiled in a coffee table book, and are available at the Tate Britain and online for $62.61.

McQueen was discovered in the 90s by Isabella Blow, who famously bought his entire Central Saint Martins graduate collection. From the start, McQueen’s shock tactics and controversial catwalks at his eponymous label earned him the nickname “l’enfant terrible” and it also earned him the creative director role at Givenchy, succeeding John Galliano, from 1996 to 2001. Throughout his successful career, he was granted a CBE and won four British Designer of the Year awards. In 2010, McQueen committed suicide, just nine days after the death of his beloved mother, Joyce.

Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process will run until May 17, 2015.