Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP: MCQUEEN 1969-2010

"McQueen is dead!" was the text I received this morning. I wanted so much to believe this wasn't true. Alexander McQueen was one of the greatest talents in fashion. His shows were heart stopping and kept the industry on its toes. "A genius, a tragedy!"

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This news comes just days after the death of his mother and at the start of New York's Fashion Week.  MCQ's show was cancelled in New York today; Without a doubt there is a dark cloud over the industry. I can only image how his close friends and family must fee.
My heart goes out to them...

Reports have confirmed this tragic news: Here is a statement from Simon Doonan to the Wall Street Journal
Simon Doonan, creative director at Barneys New York, which carries the Alexander McQueen brand. said to the Wall Street Journal, "He's such an amazing talent. It's hard to put into words. That's a gigantic loss to the fashion world,"  "His shows were just so extraordinary and such amazing high-wire acts of creative tension it sort of raised the bar on what people perceived as a fashion show."

If you would like to learn more about McQueen go here:  Alexander McQueen

I leave you with one of my favorite videos... "you will be greatly missed"

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