12 March 2010

Regina Angelorum at McQueen


 from Jean Fouquet's Melun Diptych Madonna and Child
a supposed portrait of Agnes Sorel, confidante & mistress of Charles VII
image from here

Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, audi nos.
Christe, exaudi nos.
Pater de caelis, Deus, …………………. miserere nobis.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,

Spiritus Sancte, Deus,
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus,
Sancta Maria, ………………………….. ora pro nobis.
Sancta Dei Genetrix,

Sancta Virgo virginum,
Mater Christi,
Mater divinae gratiae,
Mater purissima,
Mater castissima,
Mater inviolata,
Mater intemerata,
Mater amabilis,
Mater admirabilis,
Mater boni consilii,
Mater Creatoris,
Mater Salvatoris,
Virgo prudentissima,
Virgo veneranda,
Virgo praedicanda,
Virgo potens,
Virgo clemens,
Virgo fidelis,
Speculum iustitiae,
Sedes sapientiae,
Causa nostrae laetitiae,
Vas spirituale,
Vas honorabile,
Vas insigne devotionis,
Rosa mystica,
Turris Davidica,
Turris eburnea,
Domus aurea,
Foederis arca,
Ianua caeli,
Stella matutina,
Salus infirmorum,
Refugium peccatorum,
Consolatrix afflictorum,
Auxilium Christianorum,
Regina Angelorum,
Regina Patriarcharum,
Regina Prophetarum,
Regina Apostolorum,.
Regina Martyrum,
Regina Confessorum,
Regina Virginum,
Regina Sanctorum omnium,
Regina sine labe originali concepta,
Regina in caelum assumpta,
Regina sacratissimi Rosarii,
Regina pacis,

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
parce nobis, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,

exaudi nos, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,

miserere nobis.
V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
Oremus. Concede nos famulos tuos, quaesumus, Domine Deus, perpetua
mentis et corporis sanitate gaudere, et gloriosae beatae Mariae semper
Virginis intercessione, a praesenti liberari tristitia, et aeterna perfrui
laetitia. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
R. Amen.

The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin
Jan Van Eyck (image from here)

Hans Memling
 The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine of Alexandria
image from here

Hans Memling (detail)


images of McQueen's collection are from style.com
for more of  hans memling.org.


  1. I must say, THIS is the best collection wrought from his hands...he found the solace and peace in this last expression of his Soul.

    It is clear, when reviewing his Art, his journey into the abyss led him to darkness and the light triumphed in the End.

    As someone who has a Saint as a Great Great Aunt, who founded a Convent and Hospital, Canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000, I feel he IS SINGING with the Angels...whatever that may be to each of our own vision of the Universe.

    I for one, feel that HE was led to this final expression, to cloth a SPECIAL one. Who this may be is too be determined, perhaps that is a Fantasy wished for to justify the END.

  2. Wow! What a post! This collection is absolutely breathtaking...and very evocative of the paintings you posted. Mcqueen certainly knows how to set a mood.

  3. The clothes are breathtaking.
    So very sad that he's gone.

  4. Anon. I feel much like you do- This is heavenly.

  5. Tara & Pamela- yes it is quite amazing- 16 pieces, I can not image more, yet according to the articles it represents about half of what was planned prior to his death. I can understand the pressure he must have felt to go further into this-seems impossible to have produced beyond these.

  6. I love the post-modern wimples. It has been a long time since the fashion world grabbed me.

  7. Janet, yes, wimples! I do think these are transcending the world of fashion. Worthy of a Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine maybe?

  8. Your posting & his collection are simply the best, breathtaking.

  9. WOW.

    Those are the most inspirational gowns for any size and aged woman.

    So sad he didn't feel his greatness and contribution to the world.


  10. Beautiful, beautiful images. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a Happy Weekend.


  11. Oh my... I'm speechless. I had not seen these final designs. Your post wraps around his stunning pieces in such a majestic way. A lovely tribute. Incredible. Thank you! Best, Barbara

  12. Can you imagine having a Saint in your family tree? A swan song for Mr. McQueen of the most celestial proportions.



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