Friday, February 12, 2010
R.I.P. ALexander McQueen, 1969-2010
Iconic fashion designer Alexander "lee" McQueen was found hanging dead in his london home, Thursday. Speculation is that McQueen was completely devastated by the recent loss of his beloved mother, and out of depression, hanged himself to death.
His mother, Joyce died on feb 02, 2010 and he took it so heavily. in one of McQueen's interview he was qouted as saying that his greatest fear was "to die before you", referring to his mother. aside from moms death, Lee McQueen also faced sadness as close pal isabella blow left 3 years ago and last years death of his aunt Dolly, a fixture in all his shows. He was also facing pressure to complete his Fall/Winter 2010 women's wear collection that's set to be launched on Paris next month.
The death of one of the worlds fashion genius has sent out million-bolt of shock waves to the fashion industry especially at the opening of an important event, the New York's fashion week. Alexander's friends and colleagues received the devastating news right at the beginning of the first major show beneath the tent at Bryant Park. Right after the last model walked off the runway, Vogue-editor-in-chief Anna Wintour quickly and immediately stepped out as other guests remained seated, stunned and shocked.
This is probably one of Fashion world's most devastating news. He might not be as great and legendary as Yves Saint Laurent but he sure as hell brought the style and haute couture perspective to an astronomical level sending breath-taking items on the runway especially in his last collection, dubbed "Plato's Atlantis".
I personally mourn for his loss. Ciao Mr. McQueen, you will be remembered... forever.