Alexander McQueen, was a one-of-a-kind designer, he was a risk taking “Fashion Legend”. His breathtaking designs contributed greatly to his success in the industry.
In 2000, he made the decision to sell a little over half of his Alexander McQueen line to Gucci, where until the time of his death, he was the Creative Director.
The road to such great success was not an easy one for McQueen, but he managed to pull through and land on top. Today, McQueen’s collection is sold in over 39 countries, with stores in Milan, Vegas, Los Angeles, London and New York City. The McQueen brand is also a favorite among Hollywood icons, with fans including Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, and Beyonce.
In a tragic end to an incredible life, Alexander McQueen was found dead in his home from apparent suicide early Thursday morning. We were all in complete shock to hear about the loss of such a legend; the fashion industry will truly never be the same.
It is difficult to express the impact Alexander McQueen had on the fashion industry. He will definitely be missed, yet always remembered for his dramatic & creative impact on fashion.
The following awards have recognized Alexander McQueen’s achievement in fashion:
- British Designer of the year 1996, 1997, 2001, and 2003
- International Designer of the Year by The Council of Fashion Designer’s of America (CFDA) in 2003
- A Most Excellent Commander of The British Empire’ (CBE) by her Majesty the Queen in 2003
- Fashion and Grooming Awards – Fashion Director’s Award 2007 for McQ.