August 16, 2013

Intro to Fashion History Comic / Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow Highland Rape

 Issie Buys the Whole Thing.
Editor's Note: Isabella Blow actually buys his graduating collection "Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims" and not Highland Rape (his second collection) the former of which she paid for in £100 installations and he delivered to her each week an outfit in trash bags.

Tsk, tsk, tsk to me for drawing these before fact-checking. I revised the drawings with a new Jack the Ripper Stalks his Victims addition. Here's the original Highland Rape one below, I love how it turned out, with her tiny little feet.

But isn't it funny to think that Alexander McQueen was also once a student? I guess we all start somewhere. The Highland Rape collection was about British designers appropriating Scottish culture for their fashion collections. I could draw McQueen things allllll day, there's so much history and extraordinary cut clothes, it really is a moveable feast.

RIP Lee and Issie.

More Intro to Fashion History comics here.