Fashion week is always full of shocking news, though it usually centers around groundbreaking collections or fashion faux-pas. Yesterday however, the fashion world was rocked by news of a much more grave nature. Lee McQueen, founder and designer of Alexander McQueen and secondary line, McQ, was found dead in his London home. At age 40, Lee hanged himself: one week after his mothers death, 2 years after his best friends suicide, one month before his own birthday, days before London Fashion Week, and the night before his McQ presentation in New York Fashion Week. Anna Wintour had this to say:
"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."
Needless to say, the fashion industry now mourns the loss of one of the most talented and innovative designers of our time. But his unique creations will forever maintain his memory...