Tributes have been pouring in for Alexander McQueen, the British designer whose apparent suicide has sent shockwaves through the fashion world.
Police are not treating the 40-year-old’s death as suspicious. His body was found at his home in London just over a week after his mother died. The pair were close.
“McQueen was probably one of those talents that comes along maybe once every 20, 30 years who really did change the way people looked at particularly women’s wear,” said Alexandra Shulman, the editor of British Vogue.
Famed for his provocative collections, Alexander McQueen went from teenage trainee tailor to the darling of the catwalk before the age of 30. Born in a working class area of London, the youngest of six children, his creative genius made him a global superstar. Said to be devastated by the loss of his mother, reports that the four-times British designer of the year hanged himself have not been confirmed.