Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP Alexander McQueen

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.

Sources:
http://www.stylelist.com/2010/02/11/alexander-mcqueen-commits-suicide/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1250249/Alexander-McQueen-commits-suicide.html

6 comments:

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This is such a horrible loss not only for the fashion world, but for everyone. He was a true genius. His family and close friends have been in my thoughts all day...

Stephanie said...

I completely agree. My friends and I could not stop talking about it. What a terrible loss.

GWYN said...

RIP Alexander McQueen. Such a tragic loss of a true visionary xxxxx

daisychain said...

so very sad indeed.

R.I.P.

Marz said...

This is such a tragedy. I hope he is in a more beautiful and peaceful place.
-Marz

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

this just goes to show you never know what someone is struggling with, no matter how rich or successful they may be.
how sad.
xox alison