Thursday, February 11, 2010
RIP Lee Alexander McQueen
Wow, what a loss for the fashion world. Alexander McQueen was one of few original designers in my lifetime. I became a fan back in the 90's but more so in recent years as I came to appreciate his creativeness and showmanship. I remember seeing him at Jackie 60 just taking the whole scene in. He was there with Kate Moss.
His last collection was so brilliant and the ones before also were just so inspiring. He was on my lips all last night as I talked about him at dinner and then later passing the McQueen boutique a block from my house, and saw the Spring collection in the window, I wanted to photograph the crazy shoes on the mannequins but though I would do it today. I woke today to the news of his death and ran to the store but it was closed and in mourning, the windows were covered and a row of roses were laid in front of the window. Really sad news on so many levels.