Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Could it be true that Alexander McQueen be the new face of the 20 bill in the UK? 

This legendary English Fashion Designer, raised in the East End of London was considered by the Bank of England to be a part of the group of visual artists with a great historical significance in order to take place of pride on its new £20 note. 

The UK has had very talented individuals in the Visual Arts field whose work have challenged British artistic perspective all around the world. Especially when it comes to leadership, innovation, and social interaction among society.

So, what would be the one unique single thing everyone would love to see come out of an ATM? Why not see your favorite fashion designer?! It would definitely be a fashion upgrade in your wallet.                   

Dresses from Alexander McQueen pertaining to different collections from 2011-2013

McQueen making dress alterations
McQueen didn’t have the perfect childhood. While he was growing up, he did challenge himself and endured hardship. All of this helped in shaping him into the fashion icon that he is today. 
He was brave, sure, enthusiastic, self-exposed, unique… He was and is a legend...

“McQueen was an uncompromising pioneer in design; because his clothes were engineered with a precision and invention that put his contemporaries to shame; because he led a French haute couture house to international critical acclaim and commercial success.” 
said Alexander Fury, The Independent’s Fashion Editor. 

A selection of gowns designed by Alexander McQueen worn by (far left) Naomi Campbell, Taylor Swift at the Met Costume Gala in 2011, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Middleton's wedding dress in 2011 and First Lady Michelle Obama in Flame Red" at a formal dinner at the White House in 2011.

McQueen is one of the most respected designers in the world. His resumé includes working as Chief Designer for the French Haute Couture House Givenchy and taking the title as Creative Director for the Gucci Group. With awards such as International Designer of the Year by The Council of Fashion Designers of America, 4 British Designer of the Year awards and let's not forget a Most Excellent Commander of The British Empire (CBE) by the Queen herself in 2003; we would say that McQueen seems like a prime candidate to be featured on one of the strongest currencies in the world. 

With such a #CertifiedCOOL icon imprinted on the new bills I wonder if people would even spend the haute notes or covet them as priceless keepsakes

By: McKenna Martinez Crozier

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