The Royal McQueen
There was never any doubt Alexander McQueen succeeded in the roll of fashion designer and was simply a fine artist. His work was ever conceptual, and his shows were akin to performance art over runway. The collections of his recent past were about technology, the Internet and proved him to be one of the most progressive thinkers in fashion and design. With his every last contribution he took us back through the history of art- and captures the Western worlds transformation from the Dark Ages to beginning of the Renaissance. This Medieval inspiration incorporated a studied use of draping, form and fabric. The presentation highlighted the looks as the models stood framed by golden mirrors as though they were paintings. However there is no doubt McQueen was also referencing his past work- via spiked head pieces and patterns, and finally at the end of his career entering himself in the ranks of history and Western art.