Alexander McQueen: Fashion’s Immortal

11 Feb

Alexander McQueen, Spring 2010

Alexander McQueen, Fall 2009

Alexander McQueen, Spring 2010

Alexander McQueen, Fall 2006

Alexander McQueen, Fall 2009

Alexander McQueen, Fall 2009

Alexander Mc Queen Spring 2010

Alexander McQueen

Lee Alexander McQueen was a genius. Not only was he an expert tailor with an impeccable knowledge of how to craft clothing, but he is also worthy of  being hailed as one of the greatest artists of this century. McQueen’s designs often played on the avant-garde, and his runway shows were other-worldly. McQueen’s daring yet wearable work became a staple of the Hollywood red carpet. He knew how to design for women of varied body types, and his use of texture and punchy colors became a trademark. McQueen, dubbed the “bad boy” of British fashion, singlehandedly made British fashion worthy of recognition. Alexander McQueen will remain an iconoclast; his designs are instantly recognizable yet startlingly unique. His fierce genius will live on in the hearts of those who recognize fashion design as a true art and not the simplistic act of “making clothes”. For those of us who have dreamed of wearing an original McQueen, doing so will now be an act of salutation, and lucky will be those who still have that chance. Alexander McQueen will remain an immortal in the fashion world. I never had the chance to meet him, but I am sure I would have loved him.

Fair science frown’d not on his humble birth

And melancholy marked him for her own.

Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere;

Heav’n did a recompense as largely send:

He gave to mis’ry all he had, a tear,

He gain’d from heav’n (’twas all he wish’d) a friend.


(1969 -2010)

One Response to “Alexander McQueen: Fashion’s Immortal”

  1. constantineintokyo February 14, 2010 at 4:48 AM #

    I am so upset to hear this news! Say what you will about his controversial footwear, he was a genius and my favorite designer. He revolutionized fashion and the industry is less now that he is gone, in my opinion.

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