Alexander McQueen Archives - Arts & Collections

Alexander McQueen’s Shocking Runway Collections

British couturier Alexander McQueen challenged common notions of beauty and fashion with runway collections as theatrical as they were shocking.  Lights flash as women in flowing, striped burqas fly over a strip of sharp nails. This is not a scene from a surreal arthouse film, but the finale of one of Alexander McQueen’s controversial fashion shows. The political comment and sinister nature of his spring/summer 2000 show Eye was typical of McQueen: the clothes are...

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