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Alexander McQueen

   This brand of eyewear has a plethora of options, consisting of both eyeglasses and sunglasses for men and women. There is a great deal of styles to choose from including, but not limited to, aviator, cat-eye, geometric, oval, and round. There are many types of lenses and colors for all of the eyewear. Prescription lenses are available.

   Alexander McQueen first got into the fashion business when he was offered an apprenticeship at Anderson and Shepard, an English firm that specialized in traditional Savile Row tailoring. Simultaneously, he worked at a neighboring firm, Gieves and Hawkes, to develop his craft even more. From there, he went to work at Angels and Bermans, a supplier of costumes to film, TV, and theater. It is there that he learned many different methods of pattern cutting, including one that would later become his signature style. Thereafter, he got various jobs as a design assistant, including one where he worked in Milan. 

   Throughout all of this, he managed to get a Master’s Degree in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Fashion stylist, Isabella Blow, bought his whole graduation collection. It was at this point that he began his career. 

   In his work, McQueen incorporated a mixture of bespoke British tailoring, French Haute Couture, and Italian manufacturing. His impeccable work landed him an appointment to be the head designer of Givenchy in 1996, where he had one of his famous runway shows previewing the Spring/Summer 1999 collection. He stayed there until 2001 and upon leaving Givenchy, stated that his tenure there “constrained his creativity.” Upon leaving Givenchy, he had perhaps his most famous show, which was for the 2001 Spring/Summer collection, known as VOSS. This was so successful that the model used in the show, Michelle Olley, contributed to the Alexander McQueen exhibition, Savage Beauty, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011.

   In December of 2000, McQueen entered into a partnership with Gucci when it bought out 51% of his company and became their Creative Director. It was there that he launched many of his collections, including eyewear. 

   McQueen became well known for developing trousers called bumsters. This started a trend of low-rise jeans. He was also known for using new technology to make his shows different, more dramatic and extravagant. 

   Unfortunately, in 2010 he died due to a combination of factors including drug use and mood disorders. Nevertheless, his work in the fashion industry survives and continues to be sold everywhere.