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Alexander McQueen Hits Savile Row

Didi Beck |
November 7, 2012 | 4:53 p.m. PST

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Design house Alexander McQueen is returning to its roots: the label opened its flagship menswear store at 9 Savile Row, nearby the birthplace of its late designer’s career.

“It feels special to be back on Savile Row—almost like a homecoming in a way," Sarah Burton, the label’s creative director, tells The Times.

The store is the first to carry the entire menswear collection, and is currently expanding to feature an in-house bespoke tailoring service located in the basement.

McQueen himself started out as an apprentice tailor on Savile Row at Anderson & Sheppard. The training he received there lead to the designer’s emphasis on exceptional tailoring, which became what Burton calls “the backbone of the label.”

The interior of the store features parquet flooring and plaster panels with molded signature McQueen motifs. Towards the back of the space there is a glass box reminiscent of the label’s spring summer 2001 runway show (see video below). The box is used as gallery space.

Dinner suits hang from long gilded beams over red runways, and glass cabinets showcase oxford shirts and leather goods. The most sentimental part of the store, however, is the large David Bailey portrait of the late designer hanging near the door.

View more photos of the flagship store here.

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