Today one of the most creative, innovative, and talented fashion designers has left us. At the too-young age of 40, Lee "Alexander" McQueen, founder and chief designer of the Alexander McQueen fashion house, was found dead in his London home.
For more than 15 years, his creations always flirted with fantasy, unconventional constructions, vitality, and escapism. Stunning. Smart. Sexy. Sensual.
From his website:
On behalf of Lee McQueen's family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee's family.
Lee's family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.
Whether designing a simple silk scarf for Breast Cancer Awareness throughout Selfridge's, or styling that amazing gray cashmere hooded wrap for Mary J. Blige in AT&T's commercial, or bringing his fantasy to reality on the runway, everything he did was precisely perfect. Rest in peace, maestro.