Making a clever bag is not easy. There's a fine line between bold and heavy-handed. Kitsch can be cool, but make one wrong turn and the whole thing becomes gimmicky. Alexander McQueen succeeded in making a series of lavish and unconventional bags where others failed. It's no small feat to go into the cliched territory of bikers, safety pins, zippers and skulls, and keep it fresh long after the trends are over. In retrospect, it's easy to see why he succeeded so wildly with his clothes and his bags--Alexander McQueen was true to himself. His motifs weren't about trends, they were about his style.
Here are some of my favorites from his many insanely original bag designs:
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