Alexander McQueen's last collection exuded grace, elegance and almost divine beauty of Medieval Madonnas and Byzantine Empresses. Despite what Alexander McQueen must have been going through, the collection reflected serenity and strange calm. Taking his inspirations from realigious iconography such as angels and demons and Old Master paintings, works of art by Botticelli, Jean Fouquet, Hans Memling and Hieronymus Bosch were photographed and woven into hand-loomed jacquards, printed on silks, or embroidered onto garments. Alexander McQueen's Haute Couture techniques were clearly evident in painstakingly detailed embroideries and bead works. Form-fitting cutaway jacket made entirely out of golden feather worn over multi-layered tulle skirt with delicately glittering gilded embroideries at the hem seems to show the refinement of his Haute Couture techniques. This collection shows glimpse of McQueen past as well. The models bondage-bound heads, some with golden feather coxcomb simultaneously reminisced British designer's rebellious past and modest head coverings seen in Northern European medieval portraiture.
The accessories of the collection was also awe-inspiring. bejeweled black boots with golden angel sculpted on the heels were just fascinating to behold.