Friday, February 12, 2010

You'll be missed, Alexander McQueen

I was so hurt when i woke up and saw the breaking news titled-Remembering Alexander McQueen..what? he’s gone? Hey, he's just 40, he just way too young to die? I just can't believe it and i was speechless while googling his name all over to find out whether the news is true. At the end, yes it was:( What a Truly shocking news to wake up to.Alexander Mc Queen, the genius in turning art into fashion-in fact, his designs were like art-A living Art that walks on the runway…I'm so speechless...
I always looked forward his amazing runway shows..I was influenced and spirited by his and Galliano's designs when I created eccentric designs like the ones I did during my last fashion show. He did inspired me.Now the mother of all goth fashion designer is gone.. Could anyone succeed him? Isn’t there any room for someone like this on earth? We never know. The other designer that I love is Galliano. As we all are, I’m in shock. I find the words written by Sarah Jessica Parker and Tavi here are comforting and beautiful. In respect for his family and friends, my greatest condolence to them. I’m terribly missed you Lee McQueen..

You've inspired me a lot!

Some of my previous entries that included some of the wonderful works from Lee McQ:

The Veiled Splendor of Goth and Zhivago Fashion Styles

Shoe Trends for 2010

Autumn Winter 2009/2010 Hottest Bag Styles

From Paris Spring 2010 Ready to Wear Fashion Week: Office and Formal Wear ideas

Sarah Jessica Parker: "I am shocked and overcome with grief upon learning about the untimely death of the quiet genius Alexander McQueen. My heart goes out to his family and all those who worked for and with him. In his atelier, his showroom, his stores and various business interests that were so rapidly growing, he was beloved. By all of them. He was talented well beyond his years and the seriousness and unrivaled talent which he applied to his work is in bountiful display year after year and collection after collection. Every single inspired, original, lofty, whimsical, stunning, brilliant and jaw dropping detail was Alexander Mcqueen. There has never been anyone like him. And there simply never will be. What is more devastating is that despite all his success thus far, creatively, critically and commercially, his greatest achievements lay ahead of him. The future would be whatever he hoped to make of it. His independence, his skill, his quiet fortitude, his devotion, his love of his work, family and friends will be an unthinkable loss. And the vigilance with which he protected his work and those he loved was both incredibly powerful and quietly heart rending. In my brief but honored time spent with him I learned he would never let even the tiniest and seemingly inconsequential detail be unfinished. That's why his death is so haunting. God speed Lee. It has been a privilege for all of us to know you. You will be indescribably missed."

He consistently delivered collections of extravagant creativity, the type of stuff where you just look at it and try to absorb it and you can't believe a person made this. Being lucky enough to gaze at a glimpse into such an artist's vision, and knowing that you can't even imagine everything that was put into making it, and suddenly feeling so happy and joyful about humanity, and life, because, Jesus, a person made incredibly uplifting. Very rarely are we blessed with a talent so strong and unparalleled and a passion so pure and driven.
It's taken me an hour to write these few sentences, and it seems like all I've been able to do since hearing the news is cry. But now it's time to go back in the archives, in my magazines, to every photo I've collaged and tacked on my wall, and appreciate everything he poured his life into.
So thank you, Alexander McQueen. Rest in peace.Tavi

Runway scene that we won't ever forget-- This happens to be one of our favorite McQueen shows from the Spring/Summer 1999 where he took a white dress and then splattered it w/ paint from 2 robot arms . Brilliant!