The subject is traced back to its Pagan roots and then to Ancient Egypt, the pyramids and the worship of the sun and the moon. The set is dominated by a huge screen onto which is projected a film directed by Alexander McQueen featuring close ups of beautiful, naked women apparently floating in limbo. The clothes reflect both protection and fertility – a new cocoon shape is designed to mimic the contours of an ovum. The catwalk is black and embellished with a blood red crystal pentagram.
WOMEN'S AUTUMN/WINTER 2007 "IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH HOWE, SALEM, 1692"
AGAIN THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS SHOW IS AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL – MCQUEEN IS RELATED TO SEVERAL OF THE WOMEN WHO WERE HUNG FOLLOWING THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS – AND THIS LEADS INTO A SARTORIAL EXPLORATION OF WITCHCRAFT IN GENERAL.