R.I.P Alexander McQueen. The ‘bad boy of fashion’ was sadly found dead in his home yesterday, just a few days after the death of his mother, and it’s reported it was suicide. The designer was just 40 years old and had fans including Kate Moss, SJP and Lady Gaga (who famously wore his ‘armadillo shoes’ which were just genius) as well as a string of others inside and out of the fashion world.
From the beginning McQueen created collections that made the mind go wild, causing a stir with bum skimming trousers in 1994, catapulting tartan into the limelight in 1995, a ring of fine in ’98 and a magical snowstorm in ’99. As his ideas grew his financial constraints shrunk, creating even more delights for his catwalk viewers. In 2001 they waited hours in front of a box, for it to open, release live butterflies and reveal a masked, naked live model. His passion and creative flair were undeniable; he constantly found new ways to amaze and to shock. He was fashions best showman.
McQueens A/W 06 hologram of Kate Moss.