Sarah Burton Puts the Homme in Homage for Alexander McQueen Fall 2014

In the great tradition of the namesake designer, Sarah Burton continues to pay homage to society’s damned and discarded in her Alexander McQueen collections. For men’s fall 2014, she looked to the British photographer John Deakin for historical inspiration. Before dying broke and all but forgotten in 1972, Deakin regularly took photos of Lucian Freud’s strange coterie, which the modern master often used to paint his lumpy, languid nudes.

As gold outlines, these works of modern art live on in the house’s fall 14 offerings, as do a striking portrait of the poet Oliver Bernard on the front of a white shirt — pictured with the same collar as the shirt itself — and a self-portrait of Deakin splashed across the entirety of a tux-topcoat hybrid.

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