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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen Takes His Own Life...oh my gosh

Alexander McQueen
I am beyond shocked and saddened at the latest news that one of my icons, British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, was found dead at his London home this morning after taking his own life. A source from McQueen's office confirmed his death, stating to the British newspaper The Daily Mail: '"It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family."'

Alexander McQueen and friend Isabella Blow
At only 40 years old, this genius designer has accomplished more than he'd ever could have imagined before his good friend, Isabella Blow, discovered his talent and made him a star. Honors include: British designer of the year 4 times between 1996-2003,; he was awarded the CBE and was named International Designer of the Year at the Council of Fashion Designer Awards (CFDA). Blow tragically took her own life in May 2007, just three years ago, after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. McQueen was devastated at the loss of his dear friend, and dedicated his spring summer 2008 Paris show to Isabella.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 RTW
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.

Rihanna at an event in Alexander McQueen

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.

Alexander McQueen R.I.P (1969-2010)


  1. rip. he will truly be missed & always remembered. fascinating man.

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