Thursday, February 11, 2010

11/2/10

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photo from style sightings


What a shock, eh? I'll keep this short and sweet because I always feel that after a well-loved person dies there seems to be an awful lot of people preaching about their genius and how missed they'll be, and somehow the moment becomes about oneself and their own connection to the deceased, and the words of sentiment lose their value. It goes without saying that Lee McQueen leaves the world and the Fashion industry a little dull; it's crazy to imagine fashion week without him or the shows that are both spectacles and talking points. It'll be interesting to see how his legacy will continue from here. Thank you Alexander McQueen for your resounding impact on the British fashion industry and for your fusing of beautiful art with enormous fun. This weekend, myself and the girls at work will be scrawling your name across your knuckles and possibly donning tartan as a thank you for your part in our love and appreciation of modern British Fashion.

8 comments:

F. said...

it's truly tragic

but don't you think the sharing of one's own personal connection to the deceased has its own importance?

to leave the world with a different impact on each person who will always be able to recall the effects of your work on their lives in particular...to leave some sort of dent in the world and create a resounding sense of loss at the time of your passing...
isn't that important?

so even if someone said "God i worked so hard to get those shoes he made because they were AMAZING" it's still someone loving and appreciating what he did, and a clear sign of his impact in the fashion world
&i don't find it any less valuable

sorry,wrote a lot.

Oliver said...

:/ made a video of the best moments of his shows


zeitgeschmack.blogspot.com

louise said...

its one of those 'can't quite believe it' moments

Tala said...

fitting tribute.

All Women Stalker said...

Donning a tartan will be a wonderful idea. :)

Anthea said...

He must have been so unhappy to do such a thing. Why is it that all these talented people are so incredibly unhappy.

Seattle DUI attorney said...

This does make me sad. I'm wondering what was going through his mind. But his designs and creativity will be missed.

poppy bird. said...

i completley agree with what you said at first about people taking the moment upon themselves. i kept my own post about the passing of lee mcqueen very short also.
i feel so sorry that he felt there was no other option.