Photographer, Nick Waplington, was originally hired by the late Alexander McQueen in 2009 to capture what would be the designer’s last Fall showcase for a book project, documenting the whole experience from conception, design and construction to runway presentation.
Horn of Plenty was one of Alexander’s more controversial collections, featuring models with lips reminiscent of sex dolls, in dramatic dispositions. Sadly, McQueen passed away the following year and the project (though fully documented) was never released.
Now in 2015, London’s Britain Tate Museum is using Nick’s collaboration with Alexander for a major exhibit that will run until May 17th. In the short documentary film – played along with the display – Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen Work in Process, above, Waplington narrates the clip and reflects upon working with the contemporary fashion designer, mixing in his own artistic evolution in the process.