McQueen's interest in Joan of Arc, Eve, and other archetypical figures, is also reflected in the construction of his designs. Strong and uniquely delicate, each piece has a tragic flaw — balsa wood, for example, can hold one at bay but also snaps with ease. The story of the powerful, passionate woman doomed to fail also informs the personal narratives of some of our most visionary artists. "For me what I do is an artistic expression that is channeled through me," McQueen said. "Fashion is just the medium." To see Moss as that medium — a troubled woman herself — projected in 3D, otherworldy as a spectre, creates time for quiet contemplation of what else McQueen might have channeled if he hadn't been a moth to his own flame.

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