With the late designer's fascination and heavy
use of skulls in his work, it comes as no surprise that he may have been inspired by more than humans alone.
I then realised I was aware of an even greater shoe moment resembling the skull. The pair in reference were by Noritaka Tatehana can be seen on the feet of Lady Gaga in this intimate i-D shoot by Wolfgang Thomas.
If you intend to visit the exhibition, take a look at some of the bird images while you're there. I believe you'll find one or two more McQueen references.
Natural Beauty at Leeds City Museum is a six month exhibition which closes on 30th June 2013