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Today marks the one year anniversary of Alexander McQueen‘s death. In memoriam, we’ve compiled a year’s worth of posts about the brilliant designer, his iconic brand and his enduring legacy.
We wonder what Daphne Guinness would think of Selfridges’ recent window dispaly in Manchester. The window display shows a recognizably Alexander McQueen design hanging from a flood light on some sort of industrial structure. And yes, the operative word in that sentence is “hanging.”
Isabella Blow were the best of friends. She loved his creative designs and he loved her eccentric personality and corresponding style. The two were like brother and sister, and whispers that Blow’s suicide contributed to McQueen’s circulated early on after his death. Now, their names will once again be paired with one another in a Christie’s auction this September.
In case you missed it, last night’s episode of Glee was the usual mix of snappy one-liners and catchy musical numbers — plus a teenage identity crisis or two. And while we relished in all the perfectly harmonized theatrics, it was Kurt Hummel’s angry rendition of “Roses Turn” (from the musical Gypsy) that had our arm hairs standing on end.
Our friends over at The Gloss were doing their requisite weekend reading when a particularly specific blind item caught their eye.
A London coroner has closed the investigation into Alexander McQueen’s death and ruled the cause suicide. At a press conference on Wednesday, Dr. Paul Knapman paraphrased McQueen’s suicide note and said, “It was obvious what he intended.”
Almost two months ago, Alexander McQueen was found hanged in his London home by his housekeeper. In the aftermath of McQueen’s death, many — both fans and friends alike — have mourned his death. On Friday, Cathy Horyn of The New York Times published what may be the most poignant piece on McQueen and his legacy yet.
Today marks what would have been Alexander McQueen’s 41st birthday. In memoriam, we present you with the following video.
The sad death of Alexander McQueen might have left the fashion world mourning a luminary, but fans of the designer and his provocative style can look forward to Gucci Group CEO Francois-Henri Pinault’s decision to continue with the brand. The question is, what would McQueen have wanted?