alexander mcqueen’s top beauty looks of all time

With smudged lips and braided hair sculptures, Alexander McQueen has redefined the very concept of hair and beauty. Weird, wonderful and not from this world, here are some of our top Alexander McQueen beauty looks of all time. Warning: they’re savage.

by Tish Weinstock
13 March 2015, 12:32pm

Gothic Nightmares
A gothic nightmare come to life, McQueen's look for fall/winter 09 was like a magical assault on all five senses. The lips were smudged beyond all recognition — blood red or deep purple, glossy and assertive — and the complexion was as white as snow. This was McQueen at his dramatic best.

Braids gone wild

Like exquisite sculptures, Alexander McQueen's braids for spring/summer 10 were one of our all time fave looks. An intricate and incredible reminder of what fashion is all about.

Bandaged beauties

Ushering in a new kind of poetic beauty with their hospital headbands, rouged cheeks, and almond-shaped eyes, McQueen's demented girls who glided down the catwalk for spring/summer 01 were a cross between Swan Lake and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Feathered mohawks
As hard as a punk but as soft as a feather, McQueen's feathered Mohawk headdresses for fall/winter 10 were some of his most triumphant creations — made ever the more poignant because this was the last collection we'd see by the hands of Lee McQueen.

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