Alexander McQueen Took Own Life

After reeling from the shock of hearing that one of the fashion world’s most talented designers was found dead in his home yesterday, a report in the British Daily Mail said that McQueen ended his own life just a few days after losing his mother.   The report says he is believed to have hung himself and had been distraught recently.  Official details have not been released yet, and the Alexander McQueen store remains closed until Saturday, but mourners and have descended on the shop to show support for the family.   McQueen was a rare talent who dropped out of school at age 16 to learn tailoring on Savile Row.  When he later debuted his first collection after attending Central Saint Martins fashion school in 1994, socialite Isabella Blow bought his entire collection and launched his career as a major fashion designer.  Most in the industry considered him to be a genius who created outlandish, artistic statements and his shows were highly regarded.  The  show that was scheduled for this Thursday (for his lower priced line McQ) is now cancelled.

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