A dress from Spring/Summer 2008 "La Dame Bleue" shows the bird designs tht inspired McQueen. He has made a beautiful cape that resemble an extended set of wings. I could perhaps incorporate some of the feathers that I made into the final outcome.
Alexander McQueen repeatedly used the theme of birds within his work. He was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's classic film The Birds and based his 1995 spring/summer collection the film. More recently his autumn/winter 2009 collection also showed his obsession with Hitchcock.
we found a pair similar to this in the rafters of the kitchen extension next to a disused chimney stack for the kitchen range. The house was built in 1938; the kitchen added at a later date as the extension to , we think, a porch.Moira Williams