It must be the Hundredth Monkey moment for fashion so far, because, like Craig Green in Tibet (here), Casely-Hayford in Kashmir (here), and to a lesser degree Astrid Anderson, we find McQueen in the Indian subcontinent. Well, India itself to specific. Harley Hughes, head of McQueen menswear, offered up a brief story to get us started: “A ’60s guy, in London, going off traveling and immersing himself in imperial India.” And while the foundation might be what McQueen does so well--classic, sharp, English tailoring with military touches of uniform braiding--the embellishments are breathtakingly Indian. The absolutely gorgeous shimmery-gold-on-black paisley jacquard, the prints featuring vintage mail post marks from Calcutta, the dense leopard spots, and the gold-bullion embroidery worthy of a Raja paint a subtle portrait of our '60s guy in India. Of course the finishing touch for the look is, like the Casely-Hayford collection, the beautiful jewelry. Yes, including the cheek piercing pieces...which are, of course, clip-ons. No actual models were hurt in the photographing of this collection.