Widows-of-Culloden

alexander mcqueen f/w 2006 ‘the widows of culloden’:  “Scotland for me is a harsh, cold and bitter place. It was even worse when my great, great grandfather used to live there… . The reason I’m patriotic about Scotland is because I think it’s been dealt a really hard hand. It’s marketed the world over as … haggis … bagpipes. But no one ever puts anything back into it.” - alexander mcqueen

Widows of Culloden - Alexander McQueen.

“Scotland for me is a harsh, cold and bitter place. It was even worse when my great, great grandfather used to live there… . The reason I’m patriotic about Scotland is because I think it’s been dealt a really hard hand. It’s marketed the world over as … haggis … bagpipes. But no one ever puts anything back into it.”

Alexander McQueen fw 2006 ‘Widows of Culloden’ - in Alexander’s words - “When we put the antlers on the model and then draped over it the lace embroidery that we had made, we had to poke them through a £2,000 piece of work. But then it worked because it looks like she’s rammed the piece of lace with her antlers. There’s always spontaneity. You’ve got to allow for that in my shows.”