WOMEN'S SPRING/SUMMER 2002 "THE DANCE OF THE TWISTED BULL"

WITH SCENES FROM A BULLFIGHT PROJECTED ONTO A SCREEN AT THE BACK OF THE RUNWAY AND MODELS IN BICORN HATS, MATADOR JACKETS AND FLAMENCO SKIRTS, THIS, MCQUEEN’S FIRST READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GUCCI GROUP AND SHOWN IN PARIS, IS AMONGST THE MOST CLEAR EXAMPLES OF THE PLAY BETWEEN MASCULINE AND FEMININE THAT CHARACTERISES HIS WORK.

Body-skimming jersey cutaway to mimic harnessing is paired with sharp, low-slung tailoring, crisp white shirts are layered with laced corsetry in traditional Savile Row fabrics. Jewel encrusted epaulettes, polka dots, ruffled, tiered skirts and more crafted out of what look like Spanish fans are all executed with the complexity of pattern and attention to detail the designer is known for.