Alexander Mcqueen: A Feminist Analysis

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The Guerrilla girls are a group of feminist activists that are fighting for equal recognition in the art world. The members of this group remain anonymous, and they achieve this by wearing gorilla masks. The Guerrilla girls use the names of dead women artists to identify each of their members when going out in public. It is important to say that those who control the art world business are art critics and donors for the big museums. The guerrilla girls have an iconic piece that shows a nude female wearing a gorilla mask, while also commentating on the unfair rules that museums have against women. The commentary summarizes that why is it that in order for women to get inside the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art need to be naked. One of …show more content…
McQueen describes this outfits as if women had some kind of armor to defend themselves. McQueen grabs some influence from nature throughout his pieces “I have always loved the mechanics of nature and to a greater or lesser extent my work is always informed by that” this quote by McQueen almost connects with the art nouveau aesthetics. One of McQueen’s last clothing collections Savage Beauty, his designs portray women as fiercely characters. A famous quote by McQueen is that “I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.” This statement combats the already seen sensuality of women manifested in Mucha’s and Klimt’s paintings. One example of this is McQueen’s Ensemble piece which according to the Metropolitan Museum, Andrew Bolton narrates that the McQueen had design a custom carved wooden prostatic legs for Aimee Mullins a world famous Paralympic athlete. With the help of using art as a medium, McQueen made a person feel beautiful, seductive and powerful at the same time. And also raises the idea that women can be empowered by art. McQueen summarizes that he only wanted to make Mullins fit with the rest of his models, as he was not planning on designing running legs for

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