In honor of of the Alexander McQueen retrospective “Savage Beauty” being reinstalled at the V&A museum in London, Nick Knight, a frequent contributor to Visionaire and one of the late designer’s favorite collaborators, is publishing a series of previously unseen footage from a series of shoots they did together. One of them is the legendary shoot from one of the most coveted issues of Visionaire:

“In 1997, Nick Knight and Lee McQueen teamed up for a photo-shoot for the 20th edition of Visionaire, guest edited by Comme des Garçons. The editorial – one of Knight’s most iconic – features Devon Aoki as a Manga heroine and Laura de Palma (shown in this footage) in the controversial metal ‘Bellmer’ harness worn by Debra Shaw in the Alexander McQueen S/S 97 La Poupee show. As always, Knight recorded the entire shoot for his archive using handycams. Footage from the interview was never released and remained in Knight’s archive until now.”

Happy birthday Lee, your legend lives on!

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