SHOWstudio Releases Previously Unseen Alexander McQueen Interviews

Fresh off the return of the renowned “Savage Beauty” exhibit and the opening of “Working Process”

By
Fashion
9,815 Hypes 0 Comments

Fresh off the return of the renowned “Savage Beauty” exhibit and the opening of “Working Process” — documenting the creation of the late designer’s final collection — at Tate Britain, London’s SHOWstudio has premiered a number of previously unreleased Alexander McQueen interviews as a part of its Unseen McQueen series. Ranging from two minutes to nearly an hour-and-a-half in length, the videos see McQueen sitting down with SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight (or, in one case, his assistant) to discuss everything from their collaborative relationship and 2000’s Angel installation — featuring 80 gallons of live, dyed maggots arranged in the shape of an angelic face — to McQueen’s love of nature and his very first collaboration with PUMA. Appearing in chronological order and spanning from 1998 to 2005, the unearthed interviews appear below while more from the Unseen McQueen series — which kicked off March 13 to coincide with the opening of “Savage Beauty” at the Victoria and Albert Museum — can be perused over at SHOWstudio’s website.

In 1998, shortly after showing his A/W 98 Joan collection, a young Lee McQueen sat down with Nick Knight’s then first assistant, Sølve Sundsbø, to discuss the pair’s collaborative relationship and their first project together, a series of images for the Florence Biennale in 1996. Footage from the interview was never released and remained in Knight’s archive until now.

In 2000, ahead of the launch of their ‘Angel’ installation, featuring 80 gallons of live dyed maggots arranged in the shape of an angelic face, at La Beauté en Avignon, Nick Knight and Lee McQueen were commissioned by i-D to interview each other. The discussion was filmed at London’s Hempel Hotel by Knight’s assistants. Only part of the footage survives, although all of the audio from the conversation remains intact.

In 2005 Puma announced their first collaboration with Alexander McQueen. The campaign imagery for the collection, which went on sale in Spring 2006, was shot by Nick Knight and inspired by Lee McQueen’s passion for nature. As always, Knight recorded the entire shoot for his archive using handycams.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Willie Nelson to Open a Chain of Cannabis Shops
Music 

Willie Nelson to Open a Chain of Cannabis Shops

Veteran country star Willie Nelson is planning on launching his own brand of weed called “Willie’s

Jamie xx Featuring Romy "Loud Places" Music Video
Music

Jamie xx Featuring Romy "Loud Places" Music Video

Following the announcement of his upcoming debut album In Colour, Jamie xx has released the visual

Web-Enabling Drones Are Facebook's Next Priority
Tech

Web-Enabling Drones Are Facebook's Next Priority

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has often said that the mission of his social network “is to make the


Haroshi Opens HHH Gallery in Tokyo With "Wait What"
Arts

Haroshi Opens HHH Gallery in Tokyo With "Wait What"

After opening the year with a new exhibition at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York City, acclaimed

Nike Free Hypervenom Low "White"
Footwear

Nike Free Hypervenom Low "White"

Already a popular performance football boot, the Nike Hypervenom has joined the ranks of lifestyle

Jamie xx Announces Debut Solo Album 'In Colour'
Music

Jamie xx Announces Debut Solo Album 'In Colour'

Upon taking to Instagram yesterday, March 26, Jamie xx released the full track list for his

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.