Friday, February 12, 2010
The fashion world lost a truly creative talent today. London designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his home this morning. The 40 year old designer had started his career as a tailor’s apprentice on Savile Row, worked for Romeo Gigli in Milan, and was made the head of Givenchy in 1996. His own theatrical collections shocked and awed the glamour world with his dramatic runway shows over the years. He lost is mentor and creative muse Isabella Blow three years ago, and had recently lost his mother a week ago. The four-time winner of British Designer of the Year will be missed by the design industry and fashion fans around the world.