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If Queen Elizabeth I had opted to be the ‘Decadent Dominatrix Queen’, Creative Director Sarah Burton would have sat quite comfortably in her court. Proving once again that her 15 years at McQueen’s side were well spent, Burton’s Fall 2011 collection embodied the late designer’s sensibility of the strong female who has a fragile side. And who better to channel than one of England’s most powerful yet feminine queens? Virginal white dresses and skirt suits were dramatized with Elizabethan ruffled collars, layer upon layer of wispy feathers and horizontal zippers eager to reveal some skin. If all the white had you wondering, the line was appropriately punctuated with somber corset-laced ensembles and black leather harnesses. Ten bucks says Lady Gaga already put in an order.