Thursday, February 11, 2010


Bad news fashion fans.....

Alexander McQueen, the iconic British fashion designer with an A-list clientele, was found dead Thursday inside his London home after reportedly killing himself.

The 40-year-old McQueen, the son of a taxi driver who wound up making suits for Prince Charles and gowns for Oscar-winner Kate Winslet, committed suicide, according to the London Daily Mail.

"At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated," his family said in a statement.

His company spokeswoman, Samantha Garrett, confirmed the death of the four-time "British Designer of the Year" winner but declined to provide any details.

"We don't have any information in terms of circumstances," she said.

An ambulance called to a London address at about 10:40 a.m. found McQueen already dead, police said.

The designer was reportedly despondent over the death of his mother last week.

McQueen was one of the fashion world's biggest design stars, traveling in the same circles as top models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.

His list of superstar clients included Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Fergie, Cameron Diaz and Katie Holmes. McQueen was born in London's East End, and took to fashion at a young age - dropping out of school at 16 to apprentice on Savile Row.

No comments: