'Fashion is a big bubble, and sometimes I feel like popping it.' Alexander McQueen, 2009At the centre of the book is a Cabinet of Curiosities gatefold with a specially commissioned photo shoot that showcases McQueen's breath-taking attention to detail. The book closes with an encyclopaedic survey of all of McQueen's London collections, from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his final collection, posthumously presented in March 2010. von Wilcox, Claire
Claire Wilcox is Senior Curator of Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). She was educated at Exeter University and Camberwell School of Art, University of London.She devised "Fashion in Motion," live fashion shows staged in the museum's galleries, in 1999, and curated the exhibitions "Satellites of Fashion" (Crafts Council, 1998), "Radical Fashion" (2001), "Versace at the V&A" (2002), "Vivienne Westwood" (2004), and "The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957" (2007).Wilcox is a trustee of the Royal School of Needlework, on the editorial board of Fashion Theory, and lectures regularly. Her most recent book, The Ambassador; Fashion and Trade in Post-War Britain, of which she is a co-editor, will be published in 2012.