Alexander McQueen commits suicide

Alexander McQueen commits suicide

He was one of my favourite fashion designers/muse of all time and was a true artist of his own kind. His surrealist style was a breath of fresh air to what we see on the catwalks these days.

The 40-year-old committed suicide just days after the death of his beloved mother, Joyce, last Tuesday. His death comes just days before the start of London Fashion Week and weeks before he was due to unveil his new collection at Paris Fashion Week on March 9.

Born in the East End and the son of a taxi driver, McQueen got his training in tailoring in Savile Row, eventually making suits for Prince Charles, and won the distinction of being named British designer of the year four times between 1996 and 2003.
He went on to be awarded the CBE, as well as being named International Designer of the Year at the Council of Fashion Designer Awards.
McQueen became the ‘enfant terrible’ of the fashion world after he was famously discovered by Isabella Blow, who was fashion director of Tatler. He went on to be named head designer at Givenchy in 1996, succeeding John Galliano, before joining forces with Gucci, who bought 51 per cent of his company.

Posts on his Twitter page reveal he had been battling with grief after his mother died last Tuesday.
On February 3rd, he wrote: ‘I’m letting my followers know the my mother passed away yesterday if it she had not me nor would you RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx…
Moments later, he added: ‘But life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’
Then on Sunday, he said: ‘Sunday evening been a ****ing awful week but my friends have been great but now i have to some how pull myself together and finish with the HELLS ANGLES & PROLIFIC DEAMONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’

Alexandra Shulman, editor of Vogue, said: ‘Lee McQueen influenced a whole generation of designers. His brilliant imagination knew no bounds as he conjured up collection after collection of extraordinary designs.
‘At one level, he was a master of the fantastic, creating astounding fashion shows that mixed design, technology and performance and on another he was a modern-day genius whose gothic aesthetic was adopted by women the world over. His death is the hugest loss to anyone who knew him and for very many who didn’t.’

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One Response to “Alexander McQueen commits suicide”

  1. Great blog it’s not often that I comment but I felt you deserve it.


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