Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen

I'm sad to forward the news that Lee (Alexander) McQueen has died of an apparent suicide. His close friend and supporter Isabella Blow, who herself committed suicide in 2007, purchased McQueen's entire student collection when he graduated from Central Saint Martins, and since then McQueen's work has been at the forefront of treading the line between avant garde and mainstream. His mother, a former school teacher, passed away a week ago. McQueen always seemed to be a tortured soul but he channeled it into dark beauty, and his loss is an incredibly sad one.

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