A Huge Loss To Fashion, Art & Undoubtedly Friends. Alexander McQueen Takes His Own Life.

Alexander McQueen Takes His Own Life

Just breaking this morning was the very sad news that incredibly talented 40 year old fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead at his London home.

Alexander McQueen Takes His Own Life

Early news reports say designer Alexander McQueen has taken his own life in an apparent suicide. The recent loss of one of his dearest friends and mentors, style icon Isabella Blow, who took her own life, combined with his mother’s recent passing on February 2, impacted him greatly.

some of McQueens designs

If you are not familiar with this incredibly talented London designer, be sure to check out the links below. You’ll quickly see what the world will now be deprived of. He was truly visionary.

Alexander McQueen Retrospective: Savage Beauty

See his collections on NY Mag here

See his collections on Style.com here

And see a post I wrote on his amazing knuckle duster clutch bags, one of which is shown above, here

Alexander McQueen

Here you can see his several photos (his life in pictures) from the BBC News