Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 1995 “Highland Rape”
The collection Highland Rape, which was in autumn/winter 1995 to 1996, is widely considered to be the collection that established McQueen’s reputation internationally. At the time, people thought the rape referenced the rape of women. But it was actually the rape of Scotland by England. The collection actually referenced the Jacobite risings of the eighteenth century and the Highland Clearances of the nineteenth century.