How sad and devastating!
"The fashion world was in shock today with news that British designer Alexander McQueen has taken his own life.
"Victoria Beckham, who is frequently photographed wearing McQueen designs, said: 'McQueen was a master of fashion, creative genius and an inspiration. Today the fashion industry has lost a true great. An icon of all time. He made all he touched beautiful and will be desperately missed. My heart is very much with his family and friends at this very sad time.'"
The designer was devastated last week by the death of his mother. In addition, insiders say McQueen, whose health has been the subject of gossip within the fashion industry for years, never recovered from the suicide three years ago of his close friend, stylist Isabella Blow. "
"The 40-year-old "enfant terrible" was often credited with revitalizing a flagging British fashion industry with his flamboyant womenswear and outrageous runway presentations."
My heart goes out to his family.