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Fashion & Style News: Alexander McQueen Commits Suicide

February 11, 2010
Alexander McQueen

Women’s Wear Daily and Huffington Posts reports that 40 year-old fashion designer Alexander McQueen has committed suicide. He was found dead in his London home Thursday morning. Read the Huffington Post article here. McQueen who is best known for his bold and elaborate designs was born on March 16th, 1969. He began his fashion career Savile row tailors Anderson & Sheppard. He earned his master’s degree in fashion from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He worked for Givenchy, succeeding John Galliano in 1996, then went on to create his own line which included apparel, footwear and fragrances.

 McQueen’s body is removed from his home.

McQueen was one of the youngest fashion designers to receive the British Designer of the Year Award which he won four times between 1996 and 2003. He was the first designer to design a makeup collection with MAC Cosmetics and in 2008 he launched his own ecommerce site for ready-to-wear and accessory sales.

We send our prayers and condolences to the McQueen family.