In the end we went to fashion heaven: The Alexander McQueen flagship store. It starts with the shopping window and just gets better and better. There might be an online shop, but nothing beats the opportunity to touch and feel his designs.*
Honestly, I don’t need 3 pieces, all I want is an Alexander McQueen dress.**
*There are no pictures of him or any other references to his death, and personally I’m happy they are keeping it as a normal shop and not making it a shrine. Just walking through his designs feels like a temple to me.
**Love the butterfly designs, too. Sadly my favourite dress is £2845.-.
pic #2: ’Kunstformen der Natur’, Ernst Haeckel (book)