Visionaire No. 58.
12 pp., 12 color illustrations, 9x13".
Visionaire first featured the provocative fashion designs of Lee Alexander McQueen in 1996, and he remained a continuous inspiration and presence for the magazine, providing some of its most treasured contributions. In 2003, McQueen visited the New York offices and gallery of Visionaire to discuss collaborating on an issue of the magazine-an issue that sadly was never to be. Visionaire No. 58: Spirit is a tribute to McQueen's genius and legacy. It gathers images inspired by McQueen from such contributors as Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Nick Knight, Steven Klein and David Sims; these images are printed on paper embedded with wildflower seeds, so that, when planted, watered and exposed to sunlight, the pages will blossom. Spirit is presented in a case that is wrapped in an Alexander McQueen metalized brocade, featured in the designer's Spring/Summer show of 2010, and is limited to an edition of 1,500 numbered copies. One of Visionaire's most brilliant and giftworthy concepts to date, Spirit offers up a unique opportunity for artist, nature and reader to collaborate with one another, and celebrates the greatness of one of fashion's greatest and most iconoclastic talents.
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