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Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP Alexander McQueen



Very few people take risks in this world. Especially when it comes to a career that can either make you a star or make you a world-famous joke.

Alexander was one of those people who put his creativity on the line and turned it into something magical, something so surreal and beautiful, we couldn't help but ogle at his genius.

Unfortunately, we lost him today. He was way too young to die, just being 40 years old.

This is a significant loss for the fashion world.

He helped change the world, in his own glamorous way. He inspired other fashion designers, he inspired future fashion designers, and he helped inspire fashion icon Lady Gaga.




I can only hope that his dedication and success he obtained by putting his heart and soul into his work will inspire others to do the same.

We need more people like Alexander McQueen in this world.






37 comments:

Barry said...

Wow. I'm not big into fashion and I don't usually 'get' what a designer is presenting, but he seemed very avante-gard. While I can't necessarily appreciate these designs I certainly DO appreciate anyone with a creative mind who dares to be bold and in-your-face.

In this regard it looks like he will be missed, and I'm sure it's a big blow to the fashion world.

kpeach said...

utter sadness

Barry said...

And oh my effing God, FIRST COMMENT?? Do you know how hard that is here? I have about the same chance as spotting a Yeti.

I think I should take a day off to celebrate. And eat lots of chocolate ice cream.

Any excuse will do.

Stay Fabulous Jen, you're awesome.

xoxo

Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara said...

I think creativity is one of the most important characteristics a person can have. Creativity motivates us to explore different places in an abstract world and cross the bridges between static ideologies and the constant rise of ideas.

I wonder who buys his stuff though: Lady Gaga of course lol////

Aquiles

Robin said...

Poor Alexander. He will be sorely missed.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I can't believe it. I saw it on Yahoo & I was like huh??? Noo this can't be. His shoes are absolutely amazing. He's seriously one of the only designers that I can always recongize his work!! What a tragedy. R.I.P.

Amy said...

He was such a talented and wonderful designer. My heart goes out to his friends, family and the fashion world... he will be truly be missed!

Amelia is... said...

Terribly, terribly sad.

www.ameliais.blogspot.com

Mouthwash said...

this was the first thing I woke up to this morning.

And the tears just won't stop. I loved his work. He was such a visionary; and not someone who held it all inside and expected you to "get it". We got it!

This is hitting me as hard as Micheal Jackson.
He was one of the top 2 reasons I wanted to see London. I have been saving pennies just to own something by him.

And now he's gone. And he's taken all his talent with him.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

so sad. i know Sarah Jessica Parker was a big supporter of his too.
may he rest in peace.
xoxo alison

Danielle Barbe said...

we do need more designers, and people like mcqueen. there is a major lack of originality in a lot of fashion - his death is certainly going to leave a void.

English Rose ♥ said...

Its just such a tragic loss, words cant express how sad I am.

This was a beautiful post dearest, a fitting tribute to an absolute legend.

Merci beaucoup for the wonderful award =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Pop Champagne said...

it's really sad that he commited suicide :( RIP Alexander McQueen.

Betty and Veronica said...

Very well written and very true. He will be missed. Your blog is great btw. Im following along!

http://justletfashionhappen.blogspot.com

Mara

Christen said...

I am devastated. He was a true genius.

Lisa said...

SO SAD! He was so innovative and such a unique talent...Even if you don't like his designs, there's no denying how amazingly talented he was. Poor guy must have been suffering so much inside. :(

Diya said...

he will be missed.


and please visit my blog... it's only a month old and all and I would greatly appreciate it!

http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a beautiful tribute, Jennifer. I have known since 6:30am PST, and I am still in shock. What a loss for the fashion world. And what a tragic start to New York Fashion Week. RIP. :(

Some Girl said...

I'm so sad about this. I don't even want to think about it.

Ela said...

It's so sad. Such talent and gift. Such a daring creative mind. My heart goes out to his loved ones.

Nina said...

Gosh ... still trying to wrap my head around it ... he was such an innovative thinker ... always moving out of the proverbial box ...

Sophia said...

SO sad. I love his designs and the heels are really cool. A tragedy for the fashion world.

Much love,
Sophia
http://apoetscircus.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

Such a terrible loss...it devestates me to think about what future designs we could have seen from him.
He will be missed.

Treacle said...

My heart goes out to him. He must have been in so much pain. I've been sad all day.

The Owl's Closet said...

i'm still in shock! this is a wonderful tribute. thank u for sharing, jennifer:)

p.s. i have an award for u on my blog.

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

MJ said...

I am absolutely gutted. I couldn't believe it!

I hope you're doing okay at the moment darling.

http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

daisychain said...

R.I.P.
such a tragic loss of an incredible talent.

xx

Rachel said...

His death is truly devastating. He was such a great talent. He will be missed. :(

gleenn said...

you said it right. such a loss. :(

anyway, do have a happy weekend girl :)

naveen said...

hi jenni how are u

thanks for ur support

u looks fabulous

cool posts

have a great week end

Manon said...

What a loss.. He will be missed.

Anna said...

this is still such a shock to me. before LFW and NYFW :(
you will be terrible missed Mr.McQueen. RIP.

satinsugar.blogspot.com

priincess said...

i still can't believe that he's gonee. i'm still trying to wrap my head about that...

http://thiswasforever.blogspot.com

Imogen said...

Thanks for your opinion on my last post, its good to know we agree on most things and I knew you would disagree about Lady Gaga. In regards to Alexander McQueen I, like everyone else, am very shocked. It is so very sad and I agree that his creativity was amazing. I don't know that much about him so I think your post was good to show me a little more.

Nathaniel said...

Awww... Looking at all these photos makes me sad. I love Mr. McQueen. He is irreplaceable!

http://lifeinleather.blogspot.com/

Caylie said...

gaga must be so sad!

xx
cayliek.blogspot.com

Trop Rouge said...

I couldn't belive it when i heard he was dead. i was at work and i was just in shock...i didn't cry but i was oh so sad.
Great blog.