On the first day of fashion week, the industry gave me, the loss of design royalty.
Today, we're cancelling our first day of fashion week activities here at the Frock in order to report what is possibly one of fashion's greatest tragedies ever. We are mourning the death of acclaimed genius British designer Alexander McQueen. A showing of his, scheduled today at the tents, has been cancelled.
All of this is following the death of his mother about a week and a half ago. Reportedly, the forty year old McQueen was heartbroken and many British sources speculate that this was an act of suicide. McQueen was reported dead this morning at his home.
McQueen was a design icon. He created fabulous frocks and produced stunning runway looks season after season. This is truly a loss to the design industry. McQueen worked tirelessly to make it in the world of design first in England, then in Paris. New York and Milan successes followed in suit. His works were even accalladed by the queen of Enlgand, showing how breathtaking and fantastic and unique his creations were. His most recent success was the development of his crazy high, crazy chic, crazy amazing heels sported recently by the likes of Lady Gaga. Gaga, though, was among many celebrities who adored McQueen's work, and treasured his talent.
Au revoir, Mr. McQeen. You will truly be missed by everyone in the fashion world. R.I.P.
With love, admiration, and sorrow,
Elise and Jill