See a preview of the looks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's upcoming exhibit, opening on May 4th.
The designer's 16-piece final collection, Fall 2010, was presented posthumously. Here, one of the breathtaking gowns from that lineup.
The designer's "Oyster Dress" from Fall 2002, complete with macabre mannequin.
With "Sarabande," McQueen took the floral trend to new heights for Spring 2007.
A look from the Plato's Atlantis collection for Spring 2010. The infamous "armadillo shoes" would later be sported by Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness.
Here, a detailed shot of the final exit from that show.
Fall 1997's "It's a Jungle Out There" collection featured this jacket with metal antelope-horn extensions.
This exaggerated-collar gown is from the Dante collection for Fall 1996.
Another breathtaking gown from the Voss show.
Fall 2006's The Widows of Culloden show allowed McQueen to indulge his ethereal side with looks like this antique-lace gown, which he based on the wedding gown of his then-head of womenswear, Sarah Burton.
The designer placed models inside a glass-walled asylum for his Spring 2001 show, titled Voss.
His Spring 1999 show "The Girl and the Robot" featured a model in a white dress being spray-painted by machines. This splatter-print frock was the result.