Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen, the 40-year-old British fashion designer known for producing some of the most controversial collections of the last two decades, was found dead Thursday morning at his apartment in London. The cause was apparently suicide, though Mr. Edward Filipowski, a parter in the public relations firm that represented the designer, said Mr. McQueen’s family had not yet made a statement about the cause.
Mr. McQueen’s troubled personal life was often the subject of concern among his colleagues and close friends. He was deeply affected when Isabella Blow, the eccentric stylist who discovered and championed him, committed suicide in 2007, and he was said to be devastated by the death of his mother on Feb. 2.
Mr. McQueen was known for his lavish runway productions that included clothes made with animal bones and models made to look as if they were patients in a mental ward or participants in a life-sized chess match. Yet he was a tailor of the highest order, making impeccably shaped suits that were also surprisingly commercial.

Source: New York Times


  1. He will be missed in fashion. RIP

  2. RIP


    artist usually have the most troubled minds!!

    Def will be missed