RIP Alexander McQueen

RIP Alexander McQueen

Written By bryanboy

RIP Alexander McQueen

What a tragedy. Alexander McQueen is no doubt, one of the greatest fashion designers of our
generation. He's a visionary, a tailoring genius. The news of his death is, to put it quite
simply, shocking. I'm a big McQueen fan, even a much bigger fan after watching his spectacular Spring 2010 show in Paris last year. Little did I know it would be his last.

Alexander McQueen

I first heard of the news backstage at BCBG Max Azria via twitter. I told a few friends who were with me at the time and they had doubts about it considering the source was the Daily Mail. After the show, en route to Richard Chai, I spoke to Susie of Stylebubble who told me the press office who is handling Alexander McQueen's McQ presentation here in New York released a (brief) statement.

I wish I could have blogged sooner and paid my respects but, as you
know, I've spent the whole day roaming around New York.

Walking on West Broadway on my way back to my hotel after along day out, I bumped into the super talented Nicola Formichetti who I haven't seen since last October in Paris. We chatted briefly, with Nicola telling me he only just saw Alexander two days ago. As you know, Formichetti and McQueen have worked many, many times. We parted with a bear hug.

Alexander McQueen, may you rest in peace. 

photo credit: catwalking

0 Comments

  1. This is a horrible loss ; at a rather young age. I was a great fan of his work at Givenchy. I really liked his 2009 work too: he seemed to have found direction again.
    It is worth noting his last collection will be the presented in the forthcoming 9 March show in Paris. I hope something will be organised, even symbolically during London Fashion Week. He is after all one of the two really gifted British designers of his generation.
    http://davidikus.blogspot.com

  2. I feel deeply for his friends and family. I just lost my father in November. I wish them the best and hope the media doesn’t pry into their business.
    Joy D.
    iplayfaves.blogspot.com

  3. ebrown2000@hotmail.com

    We have lost our King and with him the only chance of redemption.
    We are in a world where art is a delusion fraught with the pandering and greed for celebrity. In an industry where originality has become the rarest of birds, many have fallen prey to their own egos, salaciously regurgitating homogenous collection after collection. We weep for him, we weep for the collections that could have been, we weep for our own shame in the continuing roles we play towards the demise of fashion.
    His was truly an art, he was exquisitely an artist and we looked up to him to redeem us from it all.

  4. WHEN TWILIGHT DROPS, HER CURTAINS DOWN,
    AND PINS IT WITH A STAR,
    REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE A FRIEND,
    THOUGH HE MAY WANDER FAR….
    FAREWELL, TO YOU LEE…
    THANK YOU FOR ALL THE INSPIRE-ATIONS AND SHARING YOUR TRUE-TALENT TO US…

  5. I am shattered to pieces. I have trouble breathing and feel like might just have a complete nervous breakdown, all night last night I had horrible dreams and can’t just get over my sorrow…

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