Monday, 21 November 2011

LDN: Dazed and Confused

 Fashion-able images September 1998 issue

Whilst we were in London we made sure we crammed in as much as possible, including the Dazed and Confused exhibition at Somerset House. Im really glad we made it to the exhibition because in true Dazed and Confused style they displayed some of their most contreversal pieces of imagery. The exhibition led you through the magazine decade by decade, along with two rooms dedicated to the memory of Alexander Mcqueen and the ideas he contributed to Dazed and Confused. The last room based on Fashion-Able, a concept by Alexander Mcqueen and photographed by Nick Knight was the most inspiring to me. The photos were of people with varying physical disabilities, a topic that many people would be scared to tackle in the fashion industry. Only a designer like Alexander Mcqueen would be brave enough to suggest and execute such a sensitive subject matter. I read further into this shoot and McQueens aim was to show that our "preconceptions of beauty are too narrow by far, and to prove that all those cast – painstakingly and predominantly through charitable organisations – were lovely in their own entirely individual way." It is work like this that demonstrates what a talented and inspirational designer Mcqueen really was. If you get chance I would definately recommend a visit to the exhibition.

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