NEW YORK — Alexander McQueen is never one to shy away from his love of the dramatic.

The designer’s show settings over the years have ranged from Gothic insane asylums to sinister circus tents to, most recently, a Red Riding Hood forest that even featured live wolves. Now his unique vision has a larger stage in the form of a sleek, space-age boutique. The store, which was unveiled Wednesday at 419 West 14th Street in the meatpacking district, is McQueen’s second flagship to open under his new majority owner Gucci Group and his first in the U.S. While a retail space might seem too permanent an environ for McQueen’s ever-changing histrionics, the designer wants all his stores to be "ethereal."

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