Today the fashion world morns the loss of Alexander McQueen. He was an incredible designer and influence.
McQueen was an absolute genius and icon in the British fashion industry. Known worldwide for his shocking and innovative designs and ideas, McQueen pushed the envelope and encouraged other designers to do the same.
The youngest of six children, the designer was born Lee Alexander McQueen. He was trained in tailoring in Savile Row. In 1994, McQueen enrolled in London's Central Saint Martins fashion school. After graduation, he began his own business in the city's East End. In 1996, he was named head designer at Givenchy, before joining with Gucci, who bought 51 percent of his company, bolstering his eponymous line.
Respectfully we morn his untimely demise.
Alexander McQueen Spring 2010