CQ Watch: Alexander McQueen's final collection
It seems appropriate that in his final collection, Alexander McQueen - a master craftsman of fashion design - paid tribute to the Old Masters of fine art. His inspirations ranged from ranged from Byzantine art to the carvings of Grinling Gibbons, and each piece was as breathtaking as the one before it. Intricate brocades, billowing capes, ornate gold leaves, and religious symbolism all featured in what was an emotional moment for many. Presentation of his post-humorous Autumn/Winter 2010-11 collection was held in private showings in Paris out of respect for the late designer, who took his own life last month. "Each piece is unique, as was he," said the show notes, in what was a sad yet also fitting finale for McQueen. Click play on video above to watch a slide show of images from the collection.