Tuesday, March 09, 2010

B Remembered

It has been a tragic lost in the fashion world that has still left some in disbelief. The sad news of the lost of young designer Alexander McQueen started New York fashion week with a somber mood. Designers have shown their last respects through their own creative outlets in shows. Betsey Johnson added a last minute tribute just days after the designer was reported dead. Stella McCartney wrote a personal note to her friend that stated "This one is for Lee... you are missed!"

Born Lee Mcqueen, Alexander McQueen was only a 40 year old creative director and designer for his own label. Established less than 10 years ago, McQueen made an impact on the fashion world that may have been over sighted until looking at his final looks. His creativity shocked and motivated his fellow designers to innovate. McQueen was a four time winner of the British Designer of the year award.

Courtesy of WWD
The Gucci group who aqquired 51% of Alexander McQueen just a decade ago have reassured the public that they are focusing on the business and putting all efforts towards keeping the designers' legacy successful. Viewing his final looks today, you can't help but be in awe of this masterwork.

"We are devastated to learn of the death of Alexander McQueen, one of the greatest talents of his generation. He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion. In such a short career, Alexander McQueen’s influence was astonishing — from street style, to music culture and the world’s museums. His passing marks an insurmountable loss." -Anna Wintour

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