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By understanding the trades of tailoring and dressmaking, McQueen could masterfully deconstruct clothing. A tweed and leather ensemble from Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Fall/Winter 2002-3) subverts outerwear, underwear, and accessories in a jacket tailored with a belted bra and harness, with lacing highlighting the back of the jacket (like a spine) and the sides of a pair of jeans. A body-conscious dress from Scanners of wrapped bands of silk with zippers at the side seams reimagines dresses made famous by Azzedine Alaïa, whom McQueen greatly admired.