Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen, a Legend Lost too Soon

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, "Lee",  was found dead at his London home this morning of an apparent suicide.  The incredibly influential and groundbreaking designer was only 40 years old.  McQueen was known for his dramatic designs and impeccable tailoring. "At one level he was a master of the fantastic, creating astounding fashions shows that mixed design, technology and performance and on another he was a modern day genius whose gothic aesthetic was adopted by women the world over,"  said Alexandra Shulman, the editor of British Vogue. Just his shoes alone got more runway attention this season than most Oscar nominees (see pic below). Perhaps not every consumer's taste, his designs pushed the boundaries; they redefined fashion. They gave others inspiration and courage to dare.  His genius and influence will surely be missed but no doubt his legacy will continue. NY Magazine's blog, The Cut, has a fantastic photographic retrospective here. Seriously breathtakingly inspired.

1 comment:

anjeli said...

amazing photo selection and truly a sad loss indeed. his creativity was definitely inspiring - imagine being a model wearing those shoes!