Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2020 Menswear Lensed by Sir Don McCullin

The beautiful images were taken during the Spring/Summer 2020 collection presentation in London.

The relationship between Alexander McQueen and Sir Don McCullin goes way back and actually didn’t start well. Sir Don McCullin is a British photojournalist who is highly known for covering war and urban strife. Back in 1996, the late Alexander McQueen approached the war photographer about reproducing his images of the Biafran War for McQueen’s designs. The photographer said no but McQueen used it anyway. McCullin took McQueen to court and won.

But the fact that he became friends with the photographer and that they have collaborated on various occasions is the story we highlight today. Even though McQueen has passed, McCullin continues to work with the brand, photographing Sarah Burton’s collection for Alexander McQueen in the atelier.

Taken at the backstage of the Spring/Summer 2020 show in London, these never-before-seen images by Sir Don McCullin have finally been released. The collection itself is all about sharp tailoring, combined with the bold color-scheme and classic details that has become part of the brand’s DNA, completed with the sensitivity and delicacy that Sarah Burton has injected over the past few seasons.