In 1985, at the age of 16, McQueen left school for an apprenticeship with the Savile Row tailors Anderson & Shephard, where he began to develop his aesthetic and learn such skills as both the practical process of creating suites and the methods for reconstructing period tailoring.
 Kristin Knox, "Introduction," in Alexander McQueen: Genius of A Generation (London: A & C Black Publishers Limited, 2010), 7.
Hey friends. It looks like Blogger ran into some issues this morning, so the full post I had written and published for today is mysteriously gone. I'm going to make up for it next Friday, but until then, I hope you all have a great weekend!