Gone, but Never Forgotten~
This year, fashion lost one of it's brightest stars...
You know the name, you know the iconic designs, you know his brilliance - Alexander McQueen.
We lost McQueen in February when he committed suicide in London. It devastated the fashion community and left the world a little less bright.
Before starting his own label, McQueen was the chief designer for the legendary fashion house Givenchy. He won four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001, and 2003).
McQueen never shied away from the avante guard, the outrageous, the just plain show-stopping designs that separate everyday wear...from art.
I've always believed what we wear is its own art form - McQueen clearly believed that as well.
While his label carries on, it is bittersweet.
For the record, I have had one opportunity to purchase one of McQueen's legendary scarves - the red/black skull/cross-bones logo. I am currently kicking myself (it was at one of my beloved consignment haunts) for not dropping the money when it was there.
Hopefully, that chance will come again.