Alexander McQueen’s winter 1999 haute couture collection for Givenchy, inspired by the execution of Lady Jane Grey as painted by Delacroix.

Alexander McQueen by Eduardo Mata Icaza

Alexander McQueen by Eduardo Mata Icaza

Alexander McQueen by Eduardo Mata Icaza

Alexander McQueen by Eduardo Mata Icaza

Alexander McQueen by Eduardo Mata Icaza

Alexander McQueen by Eduardo Mata Icaza

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Reference for Liberty Ross’ ‘Home Alone’ Film

Reference for Liberty Ross’ ‘Home Alone’ Film

Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Haute Couture, winter 2000. His final haute couture show, his penultimate haute couture collection.

Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Haute Couture, winter 2000. His final haute couture show, his penultimate haute couture collection.

Alexander McQueen’s autumn/winter 1999 haute couture collection for Givenchy. Inspired by Paul Delaroche’s portrait of Lady Jane Grey, with perspex mannequins flying up out of the floor like ghosts from the past.

Alexander McQueen’s autumn/winter 1999 haute couture collection for Givenchy. Inspired by Paul Delaroche’s portrait of Lady Jane Grey, with perspex mannequins flying up out of the floor like ghosts from the past.

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Alexander McQueen’s second couture collection for Givenchy, ‘Eclect Dissect’, July 1997

Alexander McQueen’s second couture collection for Givenchy, ‘Eclect Dissect’, July 1997

"I don’t think like the average person on the street. I think quite perversely sometimes."

Alexander McQueen



'Eclect Dissect', Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Haute Couture, autumn/winter 1997.

For this collection, McQueen created a story of a mad turn-of-the-century surgeon-cum-murderer, who fused parts of women and animals together. The story goes, the surgeon’s creations come to life to seek their revenge.

McQueen staged his show in the Faculté de Médecine on Paris’ left bank, transformed by Simon Costin into a laboratory of horrors. Costin also created the quasi-surgical accoutrements for the outfits, including skeletal hands, bird’s heads and bone accessories.

Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Haute Couture spring 1997

Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Haute Couture spring 1997

Lee Alexander McQueen with his couture bride, Shalom Harlow, at the winter 1998 Givenchy Haute Couture show presented at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris

Lee Alexander McQueen with his couture bride, Shalom Harlow, at the winter 1998 Givenchy Haute Couture show presented at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris

"Crap."

Alexander McQueen, on his first couture collection for Givenchy