A SUDDEN LOSS OF A TRUE GENIUS
Yesterday afternoon i heard the terrible news that the designer and founder of Alexander McQueen , Lee McQueen had been found dead in his London town house. The tragic news come only 12 days after his mother Joyce passed away.
Everyone loved his creations, from Nicole Richie wearing his skull scarfs, to Lady GaGa his 12 inch heels and Kate Moss his dresses.
I cant Salute his designer imagination enough in this post, I can write 9000 words but that wouldn't do him justice. He was and WILL be a genius to remember, there is no one else in the industry that does what he did best. The fashion show sets were always different and inspiring, you would always have to expect the unexpected with Alexander . The west end boy has been at the height of fashion since the early 90's.
To be honest i don't know what to say as it such a massive blow to the industry , it will never be the same. I might have not know him or met him but in my opinion he touched everyone in a different way. He knew what people wanted out of clothes.
Alexander McQueen made an outstanding contribution to British fashion, that was loved all over the world.
Today thousands of Industry insiders have been paying respect to his work, Alexander Shulman( British Vogue), Nicolas Ghesquiere ( Balenciaga), Matthew Williamson, Marc Jacobs, Kathrine Hamnnett, Jean Paul Gaultier,John Galliano, Giorgio Armani, Frida Giannini, Donatella Versace, Donna Karan, Christopher Bailey, Phillip Tracy, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham.
Karl Lagerfel - 'I'ts a loss to the fashion industry. His story was one of success and talent, but that may not be enough to keep you alive. After hearing the tragic loss Anna Wintour left a New York fashion show whilst the models were walking down the runway. These are just a few people that he touched ,there are millions more out there.
Only 2 weeks ago i posted a story about his amazing s/s 2010 collection, and how i would love for him to do a collaboration with H&M.
Today we are left to wonder if his extremely successful fashion house will go on and hire a new head of design ( after all that's what he wanted, as in an interview he once said he hopes the company keeps on running after him ), or they will stop it all together. Gucci own %51 of McQueen, so they are sure to find a new talented designer to keep doing what Lee( Alexander) did best, but it will never ever be the same. There is no one else like him out there , no one ! I hope that his funeral is a massive celebration of his gorgeous work , after all i think he would want us to keep his legacy alive and praise his work..I'm going to look over my magazines and see what i perhaps hadn't spotted before, lets admire the genius that was Alexander McQueen !