17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010
A genius who designed way before his time. Visionary. He is missed.
I love the way he was rebellious with the traditional fashion views and only went by his own personal views and they were not influenced by outsiders. Brave. Taking risks is really a key role to being successful. Playing safe is predictable and boring. To truly innovate and invent you must think outside the box and not replicate. This is hard. But in the end it is the ultimate win. Alexander is an inspiration. His provocative and powerful pieces were magical and movie-like.
The way he worked is some what the way I thought he would. He was constantly thinking and his mind was working but it seemed like he was at rest doing nothing. Then he designed his whole collection in one day. One. I really do believe that if you have your family behind you on the things you want to do it matters. His family supported him from a young age on becoming a designer. As his father was a cab driver and so were most of his other family members. For him to go the entirely other way was - daring and courageous. Marching to his own drum. Fashion icon - forever.
Here is a video of two robots spray painting a dress. Man Vs. Machine.
Love the MAC collab
I love this.