For his spring/summer 2001 collection, McQueen seated the audience around a giant mirrored box, making members of the audience brilliantly uncomfortable as they had to sit confronting their own reflections for some time before the show started (a very apt statement, surely, about the mindless vanity displayed by some areas of the fashion world). The discomfort for the audience members only got worse, however, when the show began and the box turned transparent, revealing a troubling ‘padded cell’ mental asylum set inside. Models walked inside the box, including Kate Moss and Erin O’Connor, showing off a truly extraordinary collection with a strong avian theme (inspiration seemed to come from Hitchcock’s The Birds). There were more wearable pieces courtesy of McQueen’s razor-sharp, flawless tailoring, and there were some incredible thigh-high boots, fashioned to look like bandaged or mummified legs. Other pieces suggested bandaging and hospital wear… it was all deeply disturbing and subversive, but incredibly beautiful too. The show ended with the shocking tableau of a large, naked model, reclining on a couch with a breathing tube sticking out of the mouth of her masked face.