Three years since the tragic death of creative genius Alexander McQueen

Alexander Lee McQueen backstage at one of his shows

Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was probably one of the most talented couturiers of the younger generation, his work at Givenchy and the noawadays success of the house which bears his name are a living proof. Son of a taxi driver and social science teacher, he started his career on Savile Row. Attending Central Saint Martin in London changed the course of his life, in 1996 he was appointed as Creative Director at Givenchy, succeeding John Galliano.

McQueen died days before London Fashion Week and nine days after the death of his mother, Joyce, 75, from cancer. Photographer David LaChapelle, a friend of the designer, said that McQueen “was doing a lot of drugs and was very unhappy” at the time of his death. He was devastated by the death of his mother, Joyce. McQueen left a note saying, “Look after my dogs, sorry, I love you, Lee…

We have dedicated an entire gallery of images on our Facebook page featuring some of McQueen’s most iconic pieces. RIP