FASHION///R.I.P./// DESIGNER ALEXANDER McQUEEN COMMITS SUICIDE IN LONDON

February 11, 2010  |  art, Fashion, Feature, News, RIP

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One of the fashion world's foremost visionary designers and couture fine artists ALEXANDER McQUEEN was found dead today in his London apartment, an apparent suicide just days after the death of his mother, and the suicide of one of his close friends Isabella Blow, who discovered the young designer and helped forge his early career:

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN IN APPARENT SUICIDE AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS MOTHER
David Brown, Sadie Gray and Laura Pitel | TIMES ONLINE

The British fashion industry lost one of its brightest stars yesterday with the apparent suicide of Alexander McQueen, who was found hanged at his Central London home.

The designer, 40, had been grieving over the death of his mother, Joyce, who died on February 2. He had been due to attend her funeral today.

The loss of one of the most commercially successful and respected British designers has cast a pall over next week’s London Fashion Week. Friends said that he had been under pressure to complete his autumn/winter women’s wear collection for next month’s launch in Paris. One of his lines, McQ, was due to be shown at New York Fashion Week yesterday but was cancelled. The designer was also known to be upset that a recent relationship had ended.

McQueen recently described the suicide of his mentor — the style icon Isabella Blow — as “the most important thing he had learnt in fashion”. During a newspaper interview conducted by his mother, McQueen was asked what was his most terrifying fear. He replied: “Dying before you.” Click HERE to continue reading...


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