Friday, 12 February 2010

_Alexander the Great . . .

_FW crazy busy at the minute,
but had to take a moment for the original gothic badboy of British fashion,
I just cant believe how many greats we have lost in the last few years.

I think Tim Blanks said it perfectly on this morning:

"The news that Lee McQueen has killed himself is particularly devastating because it always felt to me like he’d be the last man standing. He was restless, but so pragmatic with it I assumed he had what it took to endure the extreme situations he placed himself in. He was also an arch romantic with a pessimistic streak. It produced some of the most beautiful, shocking images in the history of fashion, but it’s a state of mind that can lead to endless disappointments. The death of McQueen’s mother last week would have validated his pessimism. It would undoubtedly have taken away his most vital support. It’s awful to imagine him trying—and failing—to cope, and one can only hope that, if he was looking for peace, he found it. For everyone left behind, there will eventually be consolation, however scant right now, in a body of work whose power will never die."

Rest in Peace Lee xx

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