February 12, 2010

R.I.P. McQueen

The news that Alexander McQueen has killed himself is particularly devastating because it always felt to me like he’d be the last man standing. He was restless, but so pragmatic with it I assumed he had what it took to endure the extreme situations he placed himself in. He was also an arch romantic with a pessimistic streak. It produced some of the most beautiful, shocking images in the history of fashion, but it’s a state of mind that can lead to endless disappointments. The death of McQueen’s mother last week would have validated his pessimism. It would undoubtedly have taken away his most vital support. It’s awful to imagine him trying—and failing—to cope, and one can only hope that, if he was looking for peace, he found it. For everyone left behind, there will eventually be consolation, however scant right now, in a body of work whose power will never die.

His Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear collection is my favorite. Gorgeous, mysterious, personable, romantic, and all my favorite models were on the show! I bet it was an amazing show.
Bruna Tenorio, Caroline Trentini

Chanel Iman, Coco Rocha

Gemma Ward

Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson

Natasha Poly, Snejana Onopka

Tanya Dziahileva

Alexender McQueen, you're such a genius. What a great loss for the fashion world.


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