WATCH: Alexander McQueen's 10 Best Runway Shows

02/11/2010 at 02:17 PM ET

Beautiful, poetic, innovative, shocking, theatrical, over-the-top, decadent, other-wordly — all words to describe Alexander McQueen’s legendary runway shows, which elevated the events into the realm of spectacle. Not that McQueen ever relied on the theatrics to mask his clothing; indeed, they were only meant to enhance and expound upon the intellectual themes he infused his collections with. From his canny use of technologies — the paint-spraying robots of his Spring ’99 show — to his Hollywood references — his Spring ’04 tribute to They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? — to his always-wild accessories, McQueen always delivered couture-worthty clothing with Savile Row tailoring and tons of sex appeal. Watch his best runway shows here, and read all the breaking news on his death on

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Denise on

RIP, the master of provocation, detail and dark beauty.

erica on

His work was fashion brilliance, bold and unapologetic. He dared you to question…how far is too far? It is that awakening of fearlessness that he was trying to capture, and he did so beautifully. A great loss to the world of fashion.

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[…] a stage, and that stage encompassed the world as we have known it, and as it will come to be.  Here is a video repository of some of his runway […]

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