It's one year ago today that we lost him so instead of thinking about that terrible day, let's celebrate and enjoy all the marvelous contributions he made to fashion over his (short) lifetime.
It's Only a Game
I guess you could say, this collection was kind of like his 'best of' or 'greatest hits' as he had a little bit of everything he was known for (up until that time) displayed on models atop a giant chessboard.
Of course, beneath the frills and playfulness of the clothing, some darknesss...as there usually was with McQueen collections.
This particular show was based on some dark movie (which I have yet to see) called Picnic at Hanging Rock. Basically, it's about some schoolgirls who go missing after an outing with one of their teachers.
Here's the link to its IMDB:
Watch the Spring 2005 RTW show at length--it's pure genius:
Next on the Month of McQueen:
The Givenchy Years, Part 2
All photos: L'Officiel magazine, Alexander McQueen special issue
Top photo: style.com