RIP Alexander McQueen

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has taken his own life just days after losing his mother and days before her was to show his contemporary line McQ at New York Fashion Week.

According to Daily Mail he was found at home in London. It is believed he hanged himself.

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I was never fortunate to meet the man, or attend one of his shows.  Frankly the closest I got to McQueen was his diffusion line for Target.

I mourn his loss to the fashion world, to his friends, to his family and to future designers who will attempt to follow in his footsetps.

"We are devastated to learn of the death of Alexander McQueen, one of the greatest talents of his generation. He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion. In such a short career, Alexander McQueen’s influence was astonishing — from street style, to music culture and the world’s museums. His passing marks an insurmountable loss." - Anna Wintour
Photos Via dailymail, Credit Reuters.


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