The french photographer Anne Deniau first met the late Alexander McQueen in 1996, when he was working for the fashion house Givenchy.
Today she immortalizes her friend and a fashion genius, whom she followed for 13 years behind the scenes in her new book:
'After Lee passed away there was this legend about his dark side, that he was a tortured man, that he had some macabre side, and that is absolutely not the man I knew,' she says. 'He had dark moments like any creative artist, great highs and downs, but apart from that he spread such light. He was very generous, he was faithful, a lovely person, he was very cheerful. I wanted to do something as close as possible to the man I knew.'