McQueen Making “Blade Of Light”

Featuring the Alexander McQueen Depression-era marathon dance inspired S/S 04 Deliverance collection, and choreographed by Michael Clark, Nick Knight’s Blade of Light image has become one of the photographer’s most famous works. As usual with his shoots, Knight filmed the entire working process behind the picture.

Photographer Nick Knight began his collaborative relationship with Lee McQueen in 1996. The pair worked together continuously until McQueen’s death in February 2010 and right up to the end pushed creative boundaries. McQueen’s final show, S/S 10 Plato’s Atlantis, was streamed live on SHOWstudio, a practice that then became the norm within the industry. Here, Knight discusses creating his Blade of Light image, featuring McQueen’s S/S 04 Deliverance collection, with McQueen and Michael Clark.