As the catwalk show experiences a sea change in terms of format and use of technology, Alexander McQueen is prepared to play King Neptune. For his spring show, entitled “Plato’s Atlantis,” fittingly inspired by the ocean and evolution, fashion’s enfant terrible set out to blow elitist runway tradition out of the water. McQueen streamed his show live, as entertainment for the civilian masses, via a linkup to Nick Knight’s Web site. “It’ll be like live theater—at home.…The audience at home is actually going to see more than the guests at the show,” McQueen told WWD before the event.


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