The fashion industry has suffered a major loss… This morning British fashion designer Alexander McQueen was discovered dead after apparently taking his own life, its believed that he hanged himself.
The industry was left reeling after hearing word of the 40-year-old’s suicide, which comes just days after the death of his beloved mother Joyce, who’s funeral he was scheduled to attend this morning.
McQueen, who was christened Lee but used his middle name as a designer, was found at his luxury flat in Mayfair, central London.
As a fan and admirer of I can only say this….
He was obviously suffering very deeply and felt there was no other way out, and as artist we tend to be driven by emotions, feelings and gut instincts.. Logic is usually last on the list when it comes to our natural nature…… I feel anyone who is in any “creative” industry can relate. With that being said… I feel one can often times become consumed with vices, demons, fear and disappointment. You can have everything and still not understand how much you are valued… The personal struggle can outweigh the joys of & in life. McQueens death also comes eerily close to his close friend, mentor and style guru Isabella Blow - who plucked him from obscurity and helped him become a star - killed herself.
There is sense of numbness as I write this…. McQueen was someone who I looked up to, admired and often times obsessed over!!l He was a true visionary in every sense which was prevalent throughout his career, PURE talent!
There are no words I can write that will ever truly express how this has made me feel, but I will say…. There are other options!!
I was a follower of McQueen on twitter, I read his last words and didn’t really understand them, but I guess now it makes sense!!
“My friends have been great but now i have to some how pull myself together and finish with the HELLS ANGLES & PROLIFIC DEMONS!!!”
Its almost as if he had it all sorted out, it’s almost poetic….. But also so tragic!
Below are a few of my favorite McQueen moments!!
This is a loss I don’t understand and will not judge… May God rest his soul, Alexander McQueen you were such an inspiration and you gave LIFE!