In 2008 . Alexander . Mc. Queen commissioned photographer . Nick . Waplington to document the creation of his . Fall 2009 collection - all the way from inception to runway showing. . Unfortunately, it was to be the last . Fall/. Winter collection that . Mc. Queen would stage before his untimely death. . This show, which he titled . The . Horn of . Plenty, found . Mc. Queen revisiting his 15-year archive of work and recycling it into a new collection. . In effect, it was his personal survey of his work to date. . The set was composed of broken mirrors and a giant trash heap made up of all the sets from his previous shows; critics have commented that this reflected . Mc. Queens feelings towards the fashion system and how it pressures designers to be creative geniuses while relegating each collection to the garbage bin of history as soon as its sold. . Waplington was given unprecedented access to . Mc. Queen and his staff, which included the current . Creative . Director of the brand, . Sarah . Burton. . Every step of the creative process is documented in fascinating detail and readers receive a rare insight into the inner workings of . Mc. Queens creative process. . Most notably, . Mc. Queen himself placed the books layout, picture by picture, on storyboards. . The book was ready for publication when . Mc. Queen died, then was put on hold - until now. . This substantial overview, with more than 120 photographs, is published just as . Mc. Queen edited it, commemorating the most personal of his collections. . It includes an essay by . Susannah . Frankel, . Fashion . Editor at . Grazia (U. K. ).