in about 1994/95 i remember seeing him at a show in Paris called Premier Vision, which is basically a massive textile show which all the designers go to source fabrics for upcoming collections, its about 18mths ahead though for example the fabrics they look at in spring will be for fall the following year. anyway he was on a stand that specialised manmade engineered fabrics and he was sat at a table looking at a leatherette fabric with square perforations, dont ask me why I remember this, i just do. then sometime later on the cover of his first album robbie williams has an alexader mcqueen jacket made of the same fabric!!
boring yes but kind of relevant!!