Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen found Dead

Alexander McQueen, a pivotal player in the fashion industry, was found dead in his home Thursday morning. The cause of death is not yet confirmed, however he expressed extreme sadness over the recent death of his mother which has lead some to believe that this is a suicide. He was 40 years old. 

In the midst of fashion week he is not forgotten, designers, models and editors shared their thoughts on the recent loss.

“We are devastated to learn of the death of Alexander McQueen, one of the greates talents of his generation. He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion. In such a short career, Alexander McQueen’s influence was astonishing — from street style, to music culture and the world’s museums. His passing marks an insurmountable loss.” Anna Wintour, editor, Vogue 
“What a beautiful man. RIP McQueen.” –Daisy Lowe, model
“I am so shocked and sad to hear about Alexander McQueen.” –Coco Rocha, model
“R.I.P. Alexander McQueen, a kind soul and brilliant creative genius. Sad and shocking. You’ve touched us all.” –Joe Zee, creative director, Elle
“Very sad day for all. Yes we both knew him. Worked at LVMH together. Marc and I were crying earlier. Told each other how much we love each other.” –Robert Duffy, ceo, Marc Jacobs - via Fashionista

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