• Alexander McQueen found dead in his home

    Fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead in his home this morning. He was 40 years old.

    Alexander McQueen, born Lee McQueen in 1969, began his fashion career at 16 as an apprentice in Savile Row tailors Anderson and Shepherd. After working at Koji Tatsuno and Romeo Gigli, McQueen took over from John Galiano as Givenchy's head designer where he stayed until 2001. McQueen's first fragrance, Kingdom, was launched in 2003, followed by MyQueen in 2005.

    A statement from his company said: "On behalf of Lee McQueen's family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee's family. Lee's family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this."

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    1. Primrose's Avatar
      Primrose -
      I was sad to hear of the suicide. His creations were very cutting edge and innovative. I adore Kindgom. I was saddened, as the silver Kingdom flacon has a prominent place in my collection---with its silver dome and heart-shaped glass...
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      alistair -
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      RIP and God Bless. A great loss for the world of fashion and fine fragrance. We loved reading about him in our local newspapers down under in Sydney Australia. His images were always so fantastical. What a character!http://www.basenotes.net/vbimages/smilies/yabb/cry.gif

      Alistair
      + Christopher Hanlon Sydney
      'Australia's first Perfumer'
    1. lightgreen22's Avatar
      lightgreen22 -
      I'll be buying ALL of the fashion magazines next month to see if they comment on this sad event
    1. Nymphaea's Avatar
      Nymphaea -
      If there was ever a sign that ‘fashion trends’ are an empty and anemic pursuit, the tragic death of Lee McQueen could be a warning light to those who focus on this never-ending, hollow quest for any lasting happiness and contentment from it



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