As you've seen in my recent post, Mr. Mcqueen turned heads with his Armadillo shoe and many of his other statement pieces. His Spring 2010 collection is one well awaited collection, and would have been viewed live stream thiss upcoming March.
Today is a sad day for the fashion world, as we mourn the untimely death of fashion icon,
"According to reports British fashion design Alexander McQueen has been found dead after taking his own life.
The designer's death comes just three years after the suicide of his close friend and mentor Isabella Blow, the magazine editor who plucked him from obscurity and helped him become a star of the fashion world.
According to the Daily Mail web site McQueen’s office confirmed his death, saying, ‘It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family.’
The designer was due to unveil his new collection at Paris Fashion week on 9 March."
"Alexander McQueen, one of Britain's most successful fashion designers, has been found dead at his home in London.
A source close to the 40-year-old said that he appeared to have committed suicide although his office refused to comment. His suicide comes days after the death of his mother.
The East End-born designer started his professional life as a tailor's apprentice on Savile Row, where his clients included Mikhail Gorbachev and the Prince of Wales, before enrolling at the Central St Martins School of Art and Design.
His early runway collections relied largely on the shock factor, but McQueen hit the mainstream when he was chosen to succeed John Galliano at Givenchy in 1996. "
From Times Online February 11, 2010