Alexander McQueen Spine Corset

By James Joseph

Since the Savage Beauty exhibition at the MET by Alexander Mcqueen has ended we wanted to take an indepth look at some of our favourite pieces by the iconic artist. Over the next few weeks we will take a journey into some of the greatest artworks and collaborations that graced the MET costume institute.

The artwork that stood out the most, especially for Stylenoir’s aesthetic is the Spine Corset by Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen.

This piece is as decadent and opulent as it is ‘grotesque’ and haunting. A juxtaposition with natural form and unnatural beauty is forged throughout the metalwork, accentuated by the vertebrae tail.

Alexander McQueen stated himself;

“I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. I have to force people to look at things.”


It is that vision, that viewpoint both in art, creativity and humanity that enabled Alexander Mcqueen to create such wondrous pieces of art.

Perhaps that is why Alexander McQueen was already named the Master of the Malevolent from his vision and concept of the Salem witch trials.

What we know is that the man behind the art, the human form behind the wave of creative expression held to his ideal, his vision and through that; challenged the world.

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