Thursday, February 11, 2010

Death of an Icon- Alexander McQueen RIP *1969- 2010*

British fashion designer, genius Alexander McQueen, has been found dead in his London home of apparent suicide. It has been said that McQueen hung himself, just days after the death of his mother. He was 40 years old.

McQueen's death comes just weeks before he was to unveil his new collection at Paris Fashion Week March 9th. He is survived by his husband, film-maker George Forsyth.

Alexander McQueen was one of the youngest designers to achieve the title of "British Fashion Designer of the Year" four years between 1997-2006. Dubbed the "hooligan of English fashion," McQueen developed his reputation for controversy with his unconventional frocks and runway shows. A darling among the celebrity circuit, the designer dressed everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Fergie, and Michelle Obama to name a few. A statement from McQueen's office confirms "It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family.

One of my favorites. Rest in peace Mr. McQueen.

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