Farewell McQueen

by jennine on February 12, 2010

Yesterday morning I was out on appointments and Wendy Brandes sent me an email to break the news, ‘Alexander McQueen committed suicide.’ Oh my god. All day I walked around, probably like many of us did upon hearing the news, wondering why he did it, feeling that hole you feel when someone leaves us so suddenly. He was certainly one of the greatest designers of our time and seemed to be getting better and better. Just last season, when I first saw the Armadillo shoes, I literally spit out my coffee and  yelled at my monitor ‘HOLY SHIT” in excitement. Not that many designers can do that, and yet, he did it, over and over again.

Alexander McQueen, you are terribly missed.

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1 apparellel February 12, 2010 at 8:01 am

a true genius. he forever put his amazing mark on this world.

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2 Kionon February 12, 2010 at 8:03 am


If I had to sum up McQueen in just one phrase, it would be Holy Shit. Repeated a dozen times. When I was in the office today, trying to explain who he was and why he mattered (zomg, past tense :/ ) I used his armadillo shoes as examples of haute couture as art. Sculptures, I said. Think of them as sculptures. It was the only way I could convey to my coworkers the artistry of his designs.
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3 Citizen Rosebud February 12, 2010 at 9:11 am

Man oh man, is this affecting me. Chilled to the bone at his sudden absence. He was one of the greats, but even more heart wrenching,he was my generation, and I felt his character come through in his brillant designs. I enjoyed his take on fashion, and his twist on things is irreplacable. I imagine Fashion Week in NYC has a somewhat somber chill about it now. ; (
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4 Style Revolution February 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

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5 Casey February 12, 2010 at 9:55 am

I was pretty saddened by it yesterday. :( Even though I don’t keep up with most collections/seasons, McQueen’s designs were one of the few I always looked forward. He was such an artist and maverick. The whole fashion world is going to miss his creativity…
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6 Als Simmons February 12, 2010 at 11:51 am

He and his designs will be missed by many.


7 Als Simmons February 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

He and his designs will be missed by many.

It’s always shocking when someone so famous and talented, commit suicide. You’re left wondering why.
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8 Ursula February 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm

He was an artist. I will miss his creativity and theatrical sensibility. Even my non-fashion loving friends were fascinated and inspired by his runway shows and his creations. He will be missed.


9 PAPERFASHION February 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm

so sad…:(
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10 Style Eyes Fashion Blog February 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm

So very sad, a real loss to fashion, such creative talent. My thoughts are with his family.
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11 Make Do Style February 13, 2010 at 11:18 am

McQueen was a brilliant working class boy made good - he truly was gifted and will be a dreadful loss to the fashion industry. His creativity was second to none.
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12 thetragicallychic February 14, 2010 at 9:25 am

it’s sad :(
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13 Maya February 14, 2010 at 9:51 am


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14 DailyDivaDish February 14, 2010 at 10:00 am

Such a tragic loss to the fashion community. He was not only a creative genius with his collections, but his shows were beyond compare.
XO Piper
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15 SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash February 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Very sad news indeed. I was bummed all weekend : (.
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