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RIP Alexander McQueen

12 February 2010

On the eve of his mother's funeral, Alexander McQueen hung himself in his London flat yesterday.  It's terribly sad news and the fashion world has been rapturous in paying respects to the inspirational British designer for the past 24 hours.

Python Flapper Novak Bag

I wonder if the McQueen house will still show his 'Hells, Angels & Prolific Demons' collection later this month during Paris Fashion Week.  It'd be a sensitive issue for those who knew and loved him, but the Gucci group own 51% of the McQueen house and I reckon it might come down to a savvy business decision.

 Chanel Iman in Russian Vogue in Alexander McQueen

A massive hyped, climactic posthumous collection to cement his status as fashion great; inspiring designers, editors, stylists and buyers the world over one last time.  It would obscure all other shows and would be the hottest ticket in New York, London, Paris and Milan.

 Lady Gaga head-to-toe in SS10's alien-inspired pieces

His McQ diffusion line presentation, scheduled as part of New York Fashion Week yesterday, was cancelled.  As much as I'd love to see his last collection, let's hope Gucci handle the main McQueen line show with the same decency, grace and respect.

Beautiful digital print ruffled details in SS10

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