Since his first appearance in the fashion industry during the early 1990's, Lee Alexander McQueen has established himself as a man with a captivatingly surreal vision, who created his own world of bizarre, yet powerfully alluring images that defined his artistic path. From the very origin of his eponymous label, McQueen carefully orchestrated his brainchild to the extent, where often the most subtle detail played a vastly important part. Many of his shows were much like a theatrical play, where models were not only presenting an exquisite garment collection, but also executing a perfectly arranged performance. After deciding to drop out of the community school at the age of 16, the future couturier completed a course in tailoring at Newham College, ensuingly becoming an apprentice in several Saville Row's made-to-measure shops, which helped him acquire the majority of his tailoring skills. Shortly afterward McQueen enrolled in the MA fashion course at Central Saint Martins and graduated in 1992, presenting his thesis collection titled "Jack The Ripper Stalks His Victims" inspired by the Whitechapel murders, which occurred in London's East End — the same district McQueen spent much of his childhood in. All garments shown were bought by Isabella Blow, who since then became McQueen's long-time mentor and muse. She persuaded him to choose his middle name for the label as it sounded more stately and helped him launch his career using her connections and the unparalleled sense of style that influenced McQueen's work greatly.