We hate do be bearers of bad news. Fashion design legend Alexander McQueen was found dead today in his London apartment. More information on his death is currently unavailable out of respect to his family.
The Alexander McQueen homepage posted:
“On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family.”
His secondary line McQ was scheduled to be presented today as part of New York Fashion Week, and was canceled.
Alexander McQueen was born in 1969, and grew up making dresses for his three sisters. He apprenticed and the ultra-luxurious Savile Row, and studied at the Central Saint Martines College of Art and Design. After graduation he launched his highly successful career. He was known as the “hooligan of English fashion,” due to his edgy designs. He was named British designer of the year four times between 1996 and 2003.
McQueen’s mother passed away a few days prior.