Friday, 12 February 2010

A day of mourning, a master is gone

 This morning I was chocked to read very sad news in the paper; Alexander McQueen, the master of construction and one of the most ever loved enfant terribles is dead. He took his own life in London yesterday. Apparently he had been depressed and suffered several personal losses recently, one among them that his mother died last week.

The fashion world will sure be a more dull place without him. His last collection (though apparently he had finished another collection to be shown this spring), the Spring 2010 Ready to Wear was a parade of fairytale/space-princesses. It makes my heart bubble to just look at them. Never would he have made a boring collection.

For those of you who want to make your own Alexander MacQueen-creation, there's a free downloadable pattern at, check it out!

Rest in peace, Lee Alexander McQueen, you will be missed by many, many of us around the world!

Images from and Showstudio


  1. I just find it so strange... with so lively and surreal collections, depressed? Lee McQueen? Oh my, he who has inspired so many people... his death is a great loss for the fashion industry. I keep thinking, what happens now? What's next?

  2. this is so sad, I still can't believe it's true!
    It's so hard to tell who is depressed and who is not... people hide it so well. But I think it was more a rashness of action than clarity of thoughts, because of his mothers death. But who knows.

    p.s. I like your blog!

  3. Oh it's very sad. I'm not so good at remembering designers and their collections, so I really appreciate your photos of his work. Never a dull moment that's for sure.

    A great loss.

  4. This is very sad, that someone would feel there's nothing to live for... And his collections were very imaginative and inspiring.
    Thankyou for that link to the downloadable pattern, I'm going to try it out.

  5. i was surprised to hear the news... too bad.


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