McQueen created his own ‘museum of woman-monsters’ in his second couture collection fro Givenchy, Eclect Dissect, shown in July 1997. In the period leading up to to the show, his art director SImon Costin combined the late Victorian costumes McQueen was then looking at with with a series of animated skeletons and muscle men from the sixteenth-century anatomical plates of Andreas Vesalius in a series of collages.
Caroline Evans, Fashion at the Edge (2007)
“The Snow White”
Kate Moss for i-D by Nick Knight
Tom Phillips - A Humument (1966-73)
“In 1966 Phillips set himself a task: to find a second-hand book for threepence and alter every page by painting, collage and cut-up techniques to create an entirely new version. He found his threepenny novel in a junkshop on Peckham Rye, South London. This was an 1892 Victorian obscurity titled A Human Document by W.H Mallock and he titled his altered book A Humument.
The first version of all 367 treated pages was published in 1973 since when there have been four revised editions. A Humument is now one of the best known and loved of all 20th Century artist’s books and is regarded as a seminal classic of postmodern art.”
Comme des Garçons SHIRT advert camapgin A/W 2002 photo by Jeff Mermelstein
Photographed by François Nars for Visionaire #25,1998
Lost in Translation