With news that John Galliano from Dior was unavailable for design work due to his references towards a Mr A Hitler, formerly of Austria (Mr Hitler and not Mr Galliano), the designer McQueen has come to the rescue to design the dress for the up and coming Royal wedding of Kate Middleton to some chap from Buckingham Palace.
Expressing his delight at being chosen for the role, the "King of Cool", the late Steve McQueen, said he was looking forward to the challenge.
Mr McQueen added that while Mr Galliano might be at times a little pre-occupied with Hitler, he felt his own performance in "The Great Escape" ably demonstrated his professional resistance to designer-jacket and moustache wearers such as Mr Hitler. However, he stressed that he wouldn't be delivering the dress on a motorbike having jumped over the barbed wire surrounding his design studio.
He said that his creation for the wedding would be somewhere between the dog's breakfast of a dress worn by the late Princess Diana and the recent World War II storm-trooping jackets designed by Mr Galliano, although he did have reservations about the dress being in black with matching polished leather boots and silly salute.
Richard Attenborough and David McCallum will be assisting with the dress design and freelance escape-route tunneling.