In the wake of his death, everyone is talking/writing/blogging about him.
This will be the only post on him that will be about the death.
I've seen the brief posts from people just saying an 'RIP' which is fine by me, etc. I don't want to start typing out his biography and shit like that.
I'll write something short and brief, then post what I wanted to post.
I heard the news at work on thursday. A friend read it out loud on twitter out of shock. In the quiet studio office, we all heard it. We stopped what we were doing and turned round to face in shock and ourselves trying to search for any news, hoping it was just some cruel fake tabloid news. Being at work were 99% of the time we're stuck in front of our laptops, we were one of the first to find out the news. I had to message the editors who were in New York, where it was still early and news hadn't reached them. Yet. The rest of the afternoon was quiet and just in shock, I texted close friends of the news. Most of them having been told about the news via me, so I was the first to hear their reactions. 3 days on, it doesn't feel right still, but it has just started to sink in. A true Fashion/Creative/British icon. I may not have like the 'armadillo' shoes, or may have been a little freaked out by the A/W 2009 big lips on the models, but I still knew of his other collections/pieces and respected him.
Like someone has written before, the fashion world will go on, the lights will shine, but now, just dimmed.
Condolences to the family and friends to have to lose two people in such a short period of time.
But the reason for this post, I had only found out about this interview after the news, and only now have managed to find some time to search for it. I thought this was sweet and in my own way, a nice way to end this 'tribute' of a post.
Alexander McQueen being interview by his Mother - The Guardian.
RIP Lee Alexander McQueen