Fashion World Mourns Alexander McQueen
The 'brash boy' was hailed as a genius for his designs
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2010 1:59 PM CST
Alexander McQueen in 2006.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)

(Newser) – The apparent suicide of 40-year-old British designer Alexander McQueen has stunned the fashion world.

  • "I found him about as complex and beguiling as any human,' writes fashion journalist Cathy Horyn in the New York Times. "He was enormously creative and intelligent—and funny and rude and fearless." More than anything, though, he was a "genuinely talented man."

  • “I think this whole world maybe was too much for him," Saks fashion director Nicole Fischelis tells the Wall Street Journal. "The business has evolved, the business is changing. It became much more about who wears it than who makes it. Alexander McQueen was a real artist."
  • "He was the most brilliant designer of his generation, and his influence can be seen in the way that women dressed over the last 15 years," British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman tells the Daily Mail.
Check the photo gallery for samples of his work.

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Feb 11, 2010 10:56 AM CST
How do people get so rich designing crap nobody ever buys?
Feb 11, 2010 9:07 AM CST
Hahahaha, IAR.
Feb 11, 2010 9:00 AM CST
My hair looked like the 3rd pic in the 80's. hahhahhaa