One of the greatest designers of the past half century, Alexander McQueen, dies at 40

Born in a very modest family in London to a driver who was a taxi driver, Alexander Mc Queen graduated from London’s Central St Martin’s school of fashion design to become one of the most acclaimed fashion designers of the past 50 years. He earned the title of BEST BRITISH DESIGNER of the year and signed legendary collections at the house of GIVENCHY, then launching his own label which is now owned by GUCCI GROUP. A headline maker , Mc Queen brought something new and in

novative in each of his collections.

The UK SUN newspaper reports he hanged himeself and was found dead in his London home on February 11th. His mother had died on February 2nd and his close friends said he had been devastated, although he was trying to put up a brave attitude. His last tweet on Sunday ”now i have to some how pull myself together …”.

In a statement, Anna Wintour of VOGUE praised Alexander Mc Queen “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.” One of the most interesting comments came from designer KARL LAGERFELD: ” I did not know him personally but I knew his work which was never dull…who knows what made him flirt with death…death finishes by luring you…”