Alexander McQueen has committed suicide this morning. We have lost a fashion icon. Stay tuned to my blog and I’ll keep you posted as we learn more.
“Alexander McQueen, one of fashion’s consummate inconoclasts and showmen, has committed suicide at age 40, a spokeswoman confirmed. “Mr. McQueen has been found dead at his house this morning,” she said, declining further comment. A statement from PPR, parent of Gucci Group and the McQueen company, is expected shortly. Circumstances of his death were not revealed and a spokesman declined comment. McQueen’s mother recently died and the designer was known to be extremely close to her, although it could not be learned whether this contributed to his death. McQueen burst onto the London fashion scene with a mix of aggression, energy and creativity that reinvigorated the city’s reputation and made his shows the hottest ticket in town.” – Courtesy of WWD online.
After it was announced Thursday that Alexander McQueen had died, the designer’s Twitter feed was removed, on which he revealed on Feb. 3 that his mother passed away the day before. A few days later he said, “Sunday evening been an F—-g awful week but my friends have been great, but now I have to some how [sic] pull myself together and finish with the…”
On Feb. 1, a couple of weeks after his Fall 2010 menswear show, he posted, “From heaven to hell and back again, life is a funny thing. Beauty can come from the most strangest of places even the most disgusting places.” A few minutes later, he posted: “Why people ignore the ugly things in life but within this they are missing the beauty that lies under the rotten fruit!!!!!!!!!!!!”
On Feb. 3, he tweeted that his mother had passed away the day before. “RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,” he said. And a few minutes later: “But life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
His last tweet, sometime after Feb. 7, said: “I’m here with my girl Annie Tinkerbell wishing Kerry the slag, happy birthday in NY, your [sic] 40 now girl time to slow it down we think.”
View Alexander McQueen’s last collection at style.com http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2010RTW-AMCQUEEN
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