I was shocked to learn of the terrible tragedy that is the death of Lee Alexander McQueen earlier today. What a terrible loss. The man was a genius, there is no doubt about it. The entire fashion world is in complete shock.
His Fall/Winter 2010 Womenswear collection was scheduled to show in Paris in a matter of weeks so the tragic news comes at an unfortunate time . It is a sad sad day indeed. I am devastated. It is impossible to imagine what the man must have been dealing with in his life to want to end it so suddenly. It certainly suggests that all was not what it seemed.
It’s incredible how you can be so effected by the death of someone you never even knew. I had hoped to one day meet him and am saddened that I will now never get the chance. However I am so grateful to have been lucky enough to have watched his last ever show and will treasure that memory forever.
Thankyou Mr. McQueen for your incredible and unforgettable contribution to fashion. You have helped to put British fashion on the map and have pushed the boundaries of design to new and unimaginable levels. Your genius will live on in the millions you have inspired. You will be sadly missed. May you rest in peace.
Lee Alexander McQueen, 1969 – 2010