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Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2005 , prosthetic leatherwork by Queen Mary Hospital , Roehampton , London. During World War II the Hospital suffered bomb damage but more than 20,000 war-disabled servicemen were provided with artificial limbs . In 1939 the Limb Fitting Centre was expanded , prompted by the memories of 42,000 men losing limbs during the First World War. “I want to be honest about the world that we live in.” —Alexander McQueen, Feb 2004 [bohemea, via Flickr]

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2005 Leather bodice by prosthetic leather specialists at Roehampton Hospital , London for Alexander McQueen . Lee had been inspired by their great skill , dedication and attention to detail .

Alexander McQueen Spring 2005 Carousel dress detail

Alexander McQueen Fall 2001 "What a Merry-Go-Round" Runway Show Alexander McQueen Spring 2005 Carousel Dresses Chanel Fall 2005 Carousel F.


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