Mcqueen was in spired by the Century to do a fashion line based off the dark Baroque fashion. Baroque is a very emotional and gothic appeal, by far my favorite type of design. The Inspiring Embroidery of Alexander McQueen « StitchPunk
Yamaoka Tesshū , also known as Ono Tetsutarō or Yamaoka Tetsutarō, was a famous samurai of the Bakumatsu period, who played an important role in the Meiji Restoration. He is also noted as the founder of the Itto Shoden Muto-ryu school of swordsmanship.