Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP Alexander McQueen

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2009 file photo, a model presents a creation by British fashion designer Alexander McQueen for his Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2010 fashion collection, presented in Paris. McQueen was found dead at his London home on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, his spokeswoman said. He was 40 years old. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)


dguzman said...

I'd kinda like to see a cut-away illustration of those shoes to understand how the feet fit into them.

Same goes for the butterfly wig.

samael7 said...

This was a terrible blow. My BF is wild about his couture and introduced (a very skeptical) me to his work, and honestly, apart from occaisional burst of sympathy for his models (see pictured: shoes), his work is absolutely mind-blowing in the best possible way. The recent acceleration of his fusion of the scientific and natural worlds resulted in some remarkable art.

An genuine shame and loss, and worse if indeed by his own hand.

g said...

So sad that someone that young, talented and creative would choose to end his life.

Those shoes are a marvel - ugly, misogynist and grotesque, but oddly compelling. They're like hooves. I, too, wonder how they actually work.

The silvery sheath dress and belt beneath the butterfly wig is wonderful.

Karen Zipdrive said...

He seemed like he'd be a very nice guy, with a big heart.
I wouldn't/couldn't wear those shoes but I'd wear that butterfly wig anytime.