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Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen, dubbed the bad boy of the fashion industry for his flamboyant and sometimes shocking runway shows, was discovered hanged at his home in Mayfair on 11th February 2010. It was reported that he had been depressed since the death of his mother whose funeral was to be held the following day. McQueen had announced on Twitter that he was finding it hard to cope with her death. He had left a note, the contents of which have never been disclosed.

Lee Alexander McQueen was born on 17th March 1969, the youngest of of a family of six children. His father, Ronald was a taxi driver and his mother, Joyce, a Social Science teacher. He announced his intention of becoming a fashion designer when he was very young and made dresses for his three sisters.

Leaving school at 16 with one O-level in art, McQueen then served an apprenticeship with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard. Among his clients in Savile Row were Prince Charles and Mikhail Gorbachev. He moved on to Gieves & Hawkes, then Angel and Bermans garnering skills which served him well and became the bedrock of his stylish tailoring which were to become his hallmark. Read the rest of this entry »

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