RIP Mr. McQueen
02.11.2010 § 1 Comment
The world definitely changes when you are asleep. One of the most influential and respected designers was found dead this morning in his apartment in London, and apparently by suicide claim sources.
He was known by staging lavish runway productions with clothing made with animal bones and hiring waif models.
According to the Journal, McQueen’s Twitter feed was removed this morning. He had revealed on Feb. 3 via Twitter that his mother died the day before.
For five years, until 2001, he also was the designer of the couture label Givenchy, where he turned the classic French house on its head, often drawing the ire of longtime fans of a label known for its elegant black dresses. He offended several French journalists by calling Hubert de Givenchy’s past work “irrelevant.” That year, he sold his own label to the Gucci Group — a rival of Givenchy’s parent company, LVMH — following several conflicts with his label’s management. (NY Times)
New York fashion week just began today (2/11), and Mr. McQueen was scheduled to show his collection during Paris fashion week in less than a month from now.
McQueen was only 40.