Farewell McQueen

I am still in utter shock; today we lost a fashion icon. Alexander (Lee) McQueen was found dead in his London home this morning. The paramedics were called but he could not be resuscitated and currently there are rumors of suicide. The guardian.co.uk has more details about this tragic loss. I know his family and company have expressed their devastation and will be joined by the fashion industry and admirers in mourning the late designer. He has definitely been one of my favorite designers for years with his innovative clothing that took a risks like few other out there and always presented us with something new to ponder. I think Alexandra Shulman, the editor of British Vogue sums up my feelings on this sad sad day. “McQueen had 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.” Lee McQueen and his creative genius will be greatly missed.

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