I, like so many others right now, am immensely shocked and saddened by the news of Alexander McQueen's suicide. He was an incredible and prolific talent who's work transcended fashion and became art.
The World, ( & not just the Fashion world) has lost a creative wellspring and tremendously inspiring force for the future.
Anytime you have someone of such far reaching creative and thinking talent, who is able to get their work out there so fearlessly, and project their inspiring vision so clearly, it is truly a gift to us all.
He elevated Fashion with Thought & incredible Beauty, a beauty sprung from unlikely & often dark & surprising places, provoking more thought. His work demanded a response on the part of both the wearer and voyeur. His ability to make the most unlikely, ungainly & sometimes unwearable article of clothing into a coveted garment conveying fetishistic powers (all meanings apply here) was astonishingly visceral… it was like he could feel our veins vibrating and tap into them.
Alexander McQueen, was a gift to all of us. My heart goes out to Him, his Family, Friends and everybody he touched with his life & work. We have lost a true artist. We have lost a vision.
May he live on forever in his power of inspiration.