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Alexander McQueen

(2015)
Blood Beneath the Skin
A non fiction book by

 
 
When Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, aged just 40, a shocked world mourned the loss of its most visionary fashion designer.

McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the youngest child of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women, including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. In business he created a multimillion-pound luxury brand that became a favourite with both celebrities and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion.

As the pressures of work intensified, so McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love with a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep....

A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin is soon to be adapted for film, directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years). This book tells the sensational story of McQueen's rise from his hard East London upbringing to the hedonistic world of fashion. Those closest to the designer - his family, friends and lovers - have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented and insecure individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him.



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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-4767-7673-3 / 978-1-4767-7673-6 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
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ISBN: 1-4711-3178-5 / 978-1-4711-3178-3 (UK edition)
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September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
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ISBN: 1-4767-7674-1 / 978-1-4767-7674-3 (USA edition)
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alexander McQueen
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-4711-3180-7 / 978-1-4711-3180-6 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-4711-3179-3 / 978-1-4711-3179-0 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-978633-46-7 / 978-1-978633-46-9
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
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September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Scribner
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February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK