Thursday, February 11, 2010

Breaking Fashion News: Per BBC Alexander McQueen has died


This news is just breaking but, UK born fashion designer Alexander McQueen, born Lee McQueen has died (1969-2010). The BBC has confirmed with Mr. McQueen’s offices that he was discovered this morning in his London home. Per the BBC:


Paramedics called to the Mayfair property pronounced him dead at the scene. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.


A statement said his family were "devastated" at the "tragic news", and added that they shared "a sense of shock and grief".


A former British Designer of the Year winner, London-born Mr McQueen started his career as an apprentice in Savile Row, where he learned how to make jackets at Gieves and Hawkes.


'Shock and grief'


In 1996, the man nicknamed "the hooligan of English fashion", with his close-cropped hair and Doc Martens, was named head designer at the Paris couture house of Givenchy.


A statement released by his office - referring to the designer by his given first name, Lee - read: "On behalf of Lee McQueen's family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand has been found dead at his home.


"At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee's family.
"Lee's family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this."


His death came days before London Fashion Week, and as final preparations were being made to a spring collection in Paris.


A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "We were called by London Ambulance Service at about 10.20am this morning to reports of a man found dead at an address in Green Street, W1.


"He is believed to be 40-years-old and from London. Next of kin have been informed, however we await formal identification before releasing the name of the deceased.


"A post mortem examination and inquest will take place in due course.


"The death is being treated as non-suspicious."



What ever the cause or the reason of his death this will cause a great loss in the Fashion World, Mr. McQueen was and edgy fashion visionary and he will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers go out to his friends and family.



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