Saturday, February 13, 2010

RIP Alexander McQueen

I'm sure you all know of the terrible news of Alexander McQueens death, I haven't been able to face even writing it on my blog until now i just don't want to believe its true, he had a talent that can never be replaced and the beautiful impact that of his work brought to so many people across the world can never be forgotten.

His work gave me such joy and inspired me to express myself through ways of art, which has helped me through alot in my life. Im sure I'm not alone in this and I just hope he new the joy his visions of creativity brought to so many people.

On 3 February 2010, he wrote on his Twitter page that his mother had died the day before, adding: "RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx." Four days later he wrote that he had had an "awful week" but said "friends have been great", adding: "now i have to some how pull myself together".

On why he loved doing shows:
“I like blowing people’s minds. It’s a buzz. Like a fix, for 20 minutes. I like the spontaneity of doing it there and then. We broke the mold by not using the fashion-show-production people. I found Sam Gainsbury, who’d been doing pop video. So it became more cinematic.”
On why he came up with “bumsters”:
“It was an art thing, to change the way women looked, just by cut, to make a longer torso. But I was taking it to an extreme. The girls looked quite menacing, because there was so much top and so little bottom, because of the length of legs. That was the concept, nothing to do with a ‘builder’s bum.’”
On the psychology behind his work:
“There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do—but that part is for me. It’s my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There’s a sadness to it, but there’s romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person.”
On going to Buckingham Palace to receive his Commander of the British Empire award from the Queen, accompanied by his mother, Joyce:
“Why they gave me that, I don’t understand—because I wrote, ‘I am a c–t,’ on the queen’s son’s jacket! I was dressed up like a right old banana in a kilt. I had this bloody hat with a feather in it, a big old bonnet, with a hangover. I’d been up at Annabel’s and Claridge’s all night; I was right frazzled. And my mum had me turning up in a Bentley—a right old ‘nana! Thanks, Queenie! It was a funny day, but worth it. My mum loved it.”
Rest in peace Lee Alexander McQueen 1969-2010


Louise said...

I loved his work so much
can't believe he's dead now

La Kat.... said...


I love the RIP tribute. I was so sad he did it :( THe world of fashion has lost a true fashion genius!