Givenchy by Alexander McQueen, Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1999/00.
Alexander McQueen S/S 1994 “Nihilism”
Alexander McQueen in decade.
Alexander McQueen for Givenchy A/W Haute Couture 1999
For the Dante collection McQueen used well-known ‘blue-blooded’ models (Honor Fraser, Elisabetta Formaggia and Annabelle Rothschild) whose make-up emphasised their chiselled features with pale skin and dark lips. The collection featured fine boning and military embroidery, braid-trimmed hussars’ jackets and an 18th century style gold brocade admiral’s coat worn with a shredded lace dress and a black jet-encrusted headpiece made by the jeweller and art director Simon Costin.
Alexander McQueen, Dante, Fall–Winter 1996–1997 Photography Niall McInerney
Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity and Deathliness by Caroline Evans, Yale University Press