sábado, 13 de fevereiro de 2010

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN DIES - 11 Feb 2010 The fashion world is in mourning after it was announced that iconic designer had committed suicide.

His suicide comes three years after Isabella Blow (19 Novermber 1958 - 7 May 2007), a close friend and responsable for lauching Mcqueen, also killed herself.

It is believed Alexander McQueen, 40, was found at his flat in Green Street, in London's West End, shortly after 10am the same day of his death.

The reason behind his withdrawl was because of his beloved mother's death, Joyce, whom he was extremely close to, just a week ago.
The designer told his followers on Twitter the sad news the next day. He wrote: "I'm letting my followers know my mother passed away yesterday if it she had not me nor would you RIP mumx". A minute later he added: "but life must go on!"

On February 7 he wrote: "Sunday evening been a ****ing awful week but my friends have been great, but now I have to some how pull myself togheter" .

Alexander Mcqueen and Isabella Blow by David LaChapelle

Alexander McQueen and his mother Joyce

The pair appeared together in a newpaper in 2004 in which Joyce interviewed McQueen.
In it she asked him: "What is your most terrifying fear?
To which he replied: "Dying before you."
And she said: "Thank you, son."


Born in Stratford, east London, McQueen was the son of a taxi driver and started making dresses for his three sisters as a child.
McQueen left Rokeby school aged 16 and trained as an apprentice at Savile Row to Gieves & Hawkes and famous theatrical costumiers Angels and Bermans.
Legend has it that Mcqueen once sewed the words
"I am a cunt"
into the sleeve lining of a suit he was working on for Prince Charles during his stint on Saville Row.
He applied to be a tutor at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design but was persuaded to enrol as a student after the Head of the Masters spotted his portfolio.
After graduating his entire collection was snapped up by influential fashion stylist Isabella Blow (see pic above), She repotedly encouraged him to change his first name from Lee to Alexander (his middle name).
After her suicide in 2007, he dedicated his entire spring/summer 2008 collection to her memory.
McQueen became known as the enfant terrible, the hooligan of the fashion industry and one of his featured a life-sized hologram of supermodel Kate Moss.
After setting up his own label, he then become head designer at Givenchy in 1996, succeding John Galliano, before joining forces with Gucci.
He was awarded the coveted Designer of the Year Award at the British Fashion Awards four times.
Mcqueen was openly gay and once described himself as the "pink sheep of the famil."
His designs are much-loved by celebrities like Björk, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, Kylie and Rihanna often wear his designs.


McQueen in the early years

Alexander McQueen & Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow

He was awarded a CBE for sevices fashion, and won British Designer of the Year for four times

McQueen & Prince Charles

His best friend, the model kates Moss was shocked and devastated at the tragic loss of her dear friend Lee McQueen

McQueen & Sarah Jessica Parker

McQueen & Björk

MqQueen married documentary maker George Forsyth in a New Age ceremony on board a yacht off Ibiza in 2000 with Kate Moss as bridesmaid


Drew Barrymore by Alexander McQueen

Fashion show - Kate Moss Hologram

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