Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2001, What a Merry-Go-Round
This collection is called What a Merry-Go-Round. It references the darker sides of the fairground. It was staged on a merry-go-round outside of a Victorian toy shop. The music referenced the voice of the child-catcher from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. And the makeup artist for this particular collection, as for many of McQueen’s collections, was Val Garland, and there are extremely macabre interpretations of clown makeup, with their white, pallid faces, and the whole feeling of the collection had the very sinister quality of a clown at a child’s birthday party.