11 February 2010

Tragic McQueen Suicide

A shoe that will live on in history along with McQueens' pure genius

McQueen being removed from his London home

Lady Gaga and Alexander McQueen were a match made in heaven...

The designers body was discovered at his property in Green Street, in London's West End, shortly after 10am today. Paramedics were called but he was pronounced dead at the scene. A postmortem has been scheduled but police said his death was not being treated as suspicious. They would not comment on reports he had killed himself.

Alexander McQueen is one of the most talked about, controversial and inspiring fashion designers of his generation. Born into a working class East End family, McQueen left school at sixteen with one O-Level. His rapid rise through the fashion industry has seen him open boutiques around the world, man the helm of a Parisian Couture house, and be awarded the British Designer of the Year award four times, alongside a CBE. Known for his strong opinions, a series of clashes with the fashion establishment has earned him the label "the hooligan of English fashion".

Fashion designer Alexander McQueen has taken his own life at age 40. His office confirmed his death, saying: 'It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family.' He was found at his home in London.

McQueen was due to present his Fall 2010 collection TODAY as part of New York Fashion Week. KCD, the PR company handling the show, says the presentation is canceled.-HP

So sad

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