Sarah Burton: ‘I remember one collection - the prêt-à-porter autumn/winter 1999-2000 collection - which involved a model in a Perspex robotic body. The guy who made the robot told us ten minutes before the model walked out, “If she sweats in the suit, she’s going to electrocute herself. So tell her not to sweat”.
Programmed 'Tron' cyborgs Alexander McQueen, Fall Winter : Paris 1999 . Programmed flashing LEDs mounted on two transparent PetG body-hugging bodices , vac-formed from plaster body-cast. Concept by Alexander McQueen . Designed and made by Studio van der Graaf , London. Each model wears a 'stegosaur-style' 12 volt battery pack on her back .