Alexander McQueen and friend Isabella Blow
To add to an already broken heart, McQueen's beloved mother passed away February 2. On February 3, he tweeted: “RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,” he said. And a few minutes later: “But life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” His last tweet, around February 7, was to a friend, saying:“I’m here with my girl Annie Tinkerbell wishing Kerry the slag, happy birthday in NY, your [sic] 40 now girl time to slow it down we think.”
Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 RTW
Known for his dramatic and unconventional runway shows, McQueen's shock tactics wowed the fashion industry. His exquisite designs, sharp tailoring, and incredible artistic vision caused fashion-lovers all over the world to fall in love with this amazing talent. He was set to debut his newest collection in Paris later this month...we'll see if his company will take on the designer's own words, "life must go on!" and carry on the show...
Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen for her music video
Celebrities all over were huge fans of the fantastical nature of McQueen, such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Madonna. Some of Gaga's most out-of-this-world designs were by McQueen, because that's just what he was, an out of this world designer.
This is such a sad day, and especially with the presence of New York Fashion Week, the loss of this amazing designer and man is so deeply felt all around. R.I.P. Alexander McQueen, you will be missed greatly, but I have a feeling your legacy in this world will live on well into the future.