Alexander McQueen used makeup to make a statement beyond fashion
Alexander McQueen used makeup & his imagination to create fantasy, rebellion, and edge that was beyond fashion
On February 12, the fashion world lost one of their greatest creators.
McQueen was a creator and used his imagination to create fantasy, rebellion, and edge to fashion. His unconventional shock tactics earned him the “British Designer of the Year” 4 times during his career. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Bjork and Sarah Jessica Parker were amongst his clients.
Alexander McQueen used makeup to make a statement beyond fashion. Models were sprayed with paint and encased with butterflies at his last fashion show.
Pop star Lady Gaga wore 12cm high shoes resembling a lobster claw for one of her videos. The gothic inspired make-up creations didn’t always follow the latest trends.
MAC cosmetics collaborated on many of his makeup looks that included heavy eyes, exaggerated big red clown lips, or erased eyebrows in a theatrical way.
Lee McQueen is survived by his father, three sisters and two brothers.
Brigitte Bigeard is a professional makeup artist from Chicago working with an international team in Paris, France. Providing exceptional service for over 15 years in film, television, print, special events and weddings worldwide. Brigitte shares her beauty expertise at her blog Pretty One in Paris.