It is always sad when someone with sizable talent takes his own life, especially at the young age of 40. Days before he died, Alexander McQueen’s Twitter updates were growing more and more grief-filled, the source of which the death of his mother on February 2 which may have catapulted him further into the abyss since the he still mourned the loss of his close friend, Isabella Blow, whose suicide in 2007 affected him deeply. “‘Suffering from cancer and depression, she died after drinking weedkiller and telling friends she was going out shopping.”
McQueen committed suicide the night before his mother’s funeral. More here.
He is known for his flamboyant styles and fashion shows, dressing Lady Gaga in some of her outrageous get-ups and also for designing the outfit Janet Jackson wore during her breast-baring “wardrobe malfunction” in the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show. Above are some of my toned-down favorites.