*30 IN 30* Day 10

Stumbled on a documentary about Alexander McQueen, the British fashion designer.  His life story is more interesting than I realized, and I am ceaselessly blown away by his designs.

 "When I'm dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen."  -- Alexander McQueen

This wasn't hubris on his part. It was pure talent, unbridled creativity, and a (short) lifetime of hard work. Did you know that he learned tailoring at a conventional men's shop in London? Fascinating. Hard for me to imagine him sewing lapels on blue pin-striped suits for bankers. But he talks about having to know how to construct properly before being able to de-construct. I agree with him on this, and find that in America, artists often try to skip the 'learning' phase, and jump right into the creating.

--Alexander McQueen.  He often used bird imagery in his designs.

--Alexander McQueen.  He often used bird imagery in his designs.

McQueen's work is controversial, yes. Whether you like it or not, I don't think his creativity can be questioned. And seeing his designs in the movie, I was once again inspired by his work.  

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Day 10

Cotton canvas, paint, oil stick, free-motion stitching.

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