A fashion photographer Nick Knight, who was asked by designer Alexander McQueen to take a special series of backstage photographs 11 years ago is showcasing the images in a dramatic tableau for the first time. Nick Knight says the renowned designer invited him to take the snaps at his iconic McQueen Black Event in 2004. The London show featured an atmospheric showcase of black pieces, some from the archive and others designed specifically for the night.
The tableau features the designer as well as top models like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole and Gemma Ward. About the work, Knight says, “McQueen knew the Black Event was an important moment that should be preserved and shown to the world, so this project has been a great way for me to reflect upon and celebrate our working relationship.”
Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Gemma Ward and Lily Cole among models captured for the work
Top photographer Nick Knight turned pictures from fashion show 11 years ago and created a series of dramatic images
Alexander ‘Lee’ McQueen was one of the UK’s brightest fashion talents before his death in February 2010
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