MCQUEEN SPREADS HIS WINGS
LONDON — Alexander McQueen created a crowd-pleasing fall show that was, as ever, a blend of disparate elements: the military look, clown harlequin tops and pants and pieces trimmed in lace and Tahitian pearls. Here, his dramatic evening look with a peacock-feather bodice. And, off the runway, he was also making big news: He inked his deal with Gucci; he’ll stop showing in London, and he’ll do couture, possibly in Paris. For more on the shows, and a surprising, exclusive interview with McQueen, see pages 4 to 6.