Saturday, 20 February 2010

A true genius in the world of fashion RIP Alexander McQueen

I've never been fortunate enough to be able to afford a McQueen number, but If I lived a life of luxury, McQueen would defintely be stacked up in my wardrobe. At 40-years-old, he took his own live after the stress of losing his mother 10 days ago, right before he was due to launch his new collection at the infamous London Fashion Week.

McQueen's early runway collections developed his reputation for controversy and shock tactics (earning the title "l'enfant terrible" and "the hooligan of English fashion"), with trousers aptly named "bumsters" and a collection entitled "Highland Rape". ALthough not all his clothes appealed to me, he was a big hit with A listers such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss and tv favourite Cheryl Cole. He was known for his lavish, unconventional, runway shows, such as a recreation of a shipwreck for his spring 2003 collection, spring 2005's human chess game and his fall 2006 show, "Widows of Culloden", which featured a life-sized hologram of supermodel Kate Moss dressed in yards of rippling fabric.

His designs will be missed by many and I'm sure his collections will continue to be a big hit! RIP to a ledgend.

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