Tributes and Explanations in the Aftermath of the Death of Lee Alexander McQueen {Fashion Notes}

rip-mcqueen-NYC.jpg"Fashiongoer Bobbie Bond poses with "RIP McQueen" written on her face at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on February 11, 2010 in New York City." © B. Ach

An article in the Mail attempts to offer context about the suicide of Alexander McQueen. As it turns out, his mother's funeral was to take place today. He had been reportedly so affected by her passing away that he would not leave his bed and could not attend to his professional duties. The article also mentions previous suicide attempts in the past.

Tributes are pouring in. Sarah Jessica Parker offered a particularly eloquent and loving tribute to his memory describing him as "a quiet genius" and saying,...

McQueen posing after he received the CBE in 2003

"Every single inspired, original, lofty, whimsical, stunning, brilliant and jaw dropping detail was Alexander Mcqueen. There has never been anyone like him. And there simply never will be.

'What is more devastating is that despite all his success thus far, creatively, critically and commercially, his greatest achievements lay ahead of him. The future would be whatever he hoped to make of it," she says. "God speed Lee. It has been a privilege for all of us to know you. You will be indescribably missed.'...."

Read more in the Daily Mail...

Previous articles about the death of Alexander McQueen here and here

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