Ooookay, I think it’s about time for another Civil War. These crazy-tights-wearing girls are getting out of control.
Men in old-man socks, Velcro sandals, a furry Louis Vuitton jacket, with long nails and a pre-adolescent molestache? Not. So. Much.
If you follow our twitter account, you probably know that we are mildly obsessed with the phlog, The Sartorialist.
So much for sleeping.
Alright, funny stuff: over. I wanted to get that all out up-front. Now, if you haven’t already heard, revered and innovative fashion designer, Lee Alexander McQueen, 40, took his life the morning of Thursday, 12 February 2009, just days after his mother passed away.
Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, heard the news in the middle of one of New York Fashion Week’s shows, which started yesterday, and actually got up and left, mid-show.
Soon after, Wintour issued a statement:
“We are devastated to learn of the death of Alexander McQueen, one of the greatest talents of his generation. He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion. In such a short career, Alexander McQueen’s influence was astonishing — from street style, to music culture and the world’s museums. His passing marks an insurmountable loss.”
People Magazine’s online sector, StyleWatch, put together a collection of McQueen’s 10 Best Runway Shows. You can view the video here.
For those unfamiliar with McQueen’s work, the most notable of his designs, recently, would be the hoof-like shoes seen in Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video.
Alexander McQueen will be miss greatly by the fashion world; I can’t even imagine what those close to him are going through. That’s all I’ll say on this.
Have a happy Valentine’s Day weekend. Make sure everyone you love knows how you feel. One person can make a huge difference.