Fashion Legend Alexander McQueen Commits Suicide
February 11, 2010 § 3 Comments
The “Enfant Terrible” of the fashion world Alexander McQueen has taken his own life. McQueen was found in his London flat this morning just days after his mother passed away. McQueen had experienced a lot of loss lately, especially after losing BFF Isabella Blow in 2007, who committed suicide after discovering she had ovarian cancer. Blow helped catapult McQueen to international stardom.
This is a sad day and a terrible loss for McQueen’s family and loved ones, as well as for the fashion industry. McQueen has always been one of my favorite designers – there is such a beauty, futurity and excitement in his designs. To all the rest of us, it looked like he was on top of the world. Who knew that he could create such greatness in the midst of so much sadness.
With New York Fashion Week starting today, I can’t help but wonder if McQueen was trying send a message?