Hana Soukupova and Gemma Ward star as the queens for Alexander McQueen’s “It’s Only A Game” Spring 2005 collection
The collection was designed around a chess match between America and Japan. Inspired by an 18th century silhouette, both queens wore thigh-high dresses that were wide at the hips. Hana represented the American queen with a European-style dress with lace and delicate embroidery. Gemma’s kimono collar, obi-sash, and Japanese-inspired embroidery mark her as the Japanese queen.