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So we're here in front of this pink Alexander McQueen dress obviously everybody knows who Alexander McQueen is but where might people have seen some of his work?
Okay, well his designs have appeared all over the place really -- lots of famous people have been seen wearing his clothes and he's also done design work aswell.
Some really good examples are in 1997. He worked with David Bowie and he designed the album cover for 'Earthling' and also did all the direction and outfits for the tour of that album.
He was also very famous for working with Björk on her 'Homogenic' album. He did the album cover for that and designed the outfit she wears.
So he was the total creative director for it aswell as the fashion designer?
Yeah. The outfit that she was wearing for the album was pretty unusual and very cool. He also designed the video for alarm call aswell.
Is there anything he's done more recently that people might recognise?
Yeah; Lady Gaga has worn a lot of his designs and she's one of the most famous people recently that had made a lot of his work quite iconic.
So you could say that the Lady Gaga look is actually the Alexander McQueen look?
For a couple of years she wore a lot of Alexander McQueen. In the 'Bad Romance' video that is basically her wearing Alexander McQueen clothes.
Like for example, the crazy shoes that look like hooves or lobster claws.
So you could say there was a lot of theatricality in his work, but did it carry over to his shows?
It did yeah, definitely. He spent a lot of time coming up with concepts and ideas for his fashion shows; he really liked doing very dramatic and unusual shows.
He was very keen to juxtapose different themes.
So like with the dress he is juxtaposing masculine with feminine, like strong things and beautiful things?
Yes, strength and frigidility were two of the main ones he looked at and was keen to put together in his work.
So one of my favourite fashion shows that he did was called VOSS that I wish I went too because it sounds amazing.
Basically he built a huge glass cube and everyone came in expecting to see fashion and they spent about an hour just staring at themselves in the reflection.
And then after an hour the lights came on inside the box and it was filled with moths and there was a naked model lying on a chaise longue wearing a gas mask!
And when did that filter into the high street?!
I think we're still waiting for that!