We’re all mourning the death of one of fashion’s greats… Alexander McQueen.  I was shocked, I’m sure as all of you are, to find out this morning that he killed himself.  He was 40-years-old.  According to the British newspaper, the Guardian, McQueen was found dead at this London home.   A spokeswoman for McQueen said: “We’re devastated and I hope you understand that out of respect to his family and his colleagues we’re not going to be making any further statement.”

Photo courtesy: The Guardian

In December 2000, Gucci acquired 51% of Alexander McQueen who became creative director for the luxury brand.

McQueen was a four-time winner of the British designer of the year award as well as the international designer of the year award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. He was awarded the CBE in 2003.