Alexander McQueen approached his fall/winter 2006 runway show as an opportunity for a creative journey of self-reflection. Revisiting his Scottish roots, the late designer showed a collection of classic patterns, from herringbone to tartan, and textures, such as fur and feathers of all types; ranging from those of traditional birds such as guinea hen and pheasant to the more sporadic offerings of an ostrich, which McQueen rendered on the hemline of a beautiful green evening dress. The collection, which focused more on craftsmanship than showmanship, having been presented in a simple glass box with rustic wooden floors, included tailored looks of contrasting lace, billowing taffeta gowns and layer upon layer of tightly controlled ruffles. The only incident more astonishing than the marriage between McQueen’s breathtaking designs and the equally remarkable headpieces by Irish Milliner, and frequent McQueen collaborator, Philip Treacy, was the show’s finale, where a larger-than-life hologram of Kate Moss wearing a ruffled organza dress straight from the collection’s line-up, appeared in the center of the show’s simple glass pyramid. A collection, and finale, no show-goer will likely ever forget.