Saturday, February 13, 2010

"There is no way back for me now. I am going to take you on journeys you’ve never dreamed were possible" -Alexander McQueen

Sadly, one of the most creative designers in fashion history- the legendary Lee Alexander McQueen past away on Thursday at the young age of 40. It is rumored that it was suicide because he was greatly depressed by the death of his mother just 9 days before. His incredible fashion design statements will forever be remembered in the fashion world.

His first name is Lee, however he dropped his first name and went by Alexander McQueen throughout his career. He worked at Givenchy as the Head Designer before partnering with Gucci for the Alexander McQueen label as the Creative Director and had boutiques throughout the world.

Although his designs are outrageous, shocking and sometimes weird- they are so creative and amazing you cannot help but stare at his pieces in awe. That, ladies, is a stunning designer. His outlandish runway shows are what people in the fashion industry lived for- I only WISH I could have seen one of his shows in person. Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rihanna are all wearers of Alexander McQueen.

He made the skull image famous and featured leggings and skinny jeans once in a show and now look around- EVERYONE is wearing them. Alexander McQueen is a true inspiration and icon.

Check out his Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear to see his marvelous, genius designs:

I can only imagine how high the cost of his pieces will rise in his boutiques now. When I win the lotto, I'll let you know ;)


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