After recieving several text messages from friends this morning, I found out along with the rest of the fashion/art community, that McQueen was found dead at his home. His website reads as follows currently:
"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.
LEE'S FAMILY HAS ASKED FOR PRIVACY IN ORDER TO COME TO TERMS WITH THIS TERRIBLE NEWS AND WE HOPE THE MEDIA WILL RESPECT THIS."
This is a terrible, sad day for not only, but especially, aspiring fashion designers. His show is always one of the highlights of Fashion Week, and his death came to soon; we were all waiting on the edge of our seats for what was to come next. The last season was by far one of the most beautiful and inspiring collections, and his work with Lady Gaga are definitely history book worthy. On the opening day of New York Fashion Week, this season is sure to take on a somber aura as his biggest fans look back on his work and life.