Staying on the subject of McQueen, I wanted to include a post about the ways he uses the runway as a theater stage; lavish and unconventional.
On McQueen's runway anything goes, the impossible ceases to exist; by creating an imaginative and dream-like existence for his catwalk models.
Most recently as a reaction to the current economic climate, Mcqueen presented the theme of "reinvention". The collection was presented on a runway of broken mirrors, around a landfill heap of props from past McQueen shows, old car parts, a broken merry-go-round horse, even a kitchen sink. The 'recycled' art direction has been described as freaky but fabulous.
Other iconic shows include a recreation of a shipwreck for his spring 2003 collection, spring 2005’s human chess game and his fall 2006 show, Widows of Culloden, which featured a life-sized hologram of supermodel Kate Moss, dressed in yards of rippling fabric.