The news has been spreading throughout the day that Lee McQueen, founder of the Alexander McQueen brand, was found dead at his home in Green Street, West London at 10am this morning. It’s especially tragic since there are rumours that he may have taken his own life.
McQueen was just weeks away from displaying his newest collection at Paris Fashion Week, and of course, he would have been a major presence at London Fashion Week, which is due to start just next week.
Being one of the most influential designers in a generation through his work at Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Gucci to name just a few, he will be greatly missed by fashion lovers globally.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family. R.I.P.