Fabric dyeing is a fascinating art. The first recorded mention of textile dyeing dates back all the way to the Neolithic Period. People would use local plants, barks, or even insects to create dyes, which were then used to colour textiles.
Lee Alexander McQueen used many different materials and fabric manipulations throughout his career. He is known for his expertly tailored nipped suits, as well as impressive outfits using unusual materials. His chosen themes are often dark, and theatrically represented. I see McQueen as the Clive Barker of fashion. The Damien Hurst of fashion. He takes the darker side of humanity, and turns it into art.