London Fashions A Show In Memory Of Designer Alexander McQueen

A butterfly headdress, feathered gowns and garments crafted from horns, hair and seashells went on display in London this week in a exhibition celebrating the work of the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. McQueen was famous for his daring creations and avant-garde fashion shows which drew upon themes of nature, history, romance and tragedy. More than 240 pieces of McQueen's work feature in the exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, including dresses made from feathers and hand painted glass, as well as intricately embroidered kimonos and lace-covered antlers. It was the designer's attention to detail that stood out for curator Claire Wilcox, who helped bring the show to London. The designer rose from an east end London boyhood to become of the world's leading talents in fashion before he took his own life five years ago.