SHOWstudio Shares Never-Before-Seen Interviews With Alexander McQueen

These never-before-seen videos from SHOWstudio dive into the creative process of Alexander McQueen and go-behind-the-scenes of his iconic shoots.

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"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," an exhibit dedicated to the work of the late, legendary designer—and one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's most viewed shows ever—opened earlier this week at the Victoria & Albert Museum in McQueen's hometown of LondonFamed fashion photographer Nick Knight, and his website SHOWstudio, is celebrating the debut by sharing never-before-seen interviews and behind-the-scenes footage he shot with McQueen.

The untouched videos document the creation of some of the most notable imagery associated with McQueen, including the Blade of Light photograph, which featured the designer's Spring/Summer 2014 Deliverance collection. Knight also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot that spawned the editorial of McQueen chained up in a cell on the cover of Talk magazine's debut issue.

Exclusive interviews with McQueen show the designer discussing his creative process and ideas. "I don’t know where it came from, I don’t know where half of it comes from," he tells Knight in the interview above. The designer adds, "It’s not so much about violence, it’s just confronting the norm. There’s a hint of sadistic-ness—but don’t we all have that?"

In addition to the footage with McQueen, Knight shared a number of interviews done with those who worked with and were close to the designer, like stylist Katy Englandproduction designer Joseph Bennettand the curator of "Savage Beauty," Claire Wilcox.

Check out a sampling of the videos below, or dive into the full collection over on SHOWstudio now. 


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