Today on 11 February 2010, Lee Alexander McQueen, aged 40 passed away. Words cannot fathom the effect he had on this world, and words will not express the loss it will now endure.
The Queen is dead, love live the Queen.
It is hard to put into words the legacy he left behind, the impact that he had upon the fashion world both at a high brow and low brow level. He was the boy who grew up in council housing, who tailored his way through Saville Row – tailoring for Gorbachev and Prince Charles, who became the “hooligan of English fashion”, who became head of Givenchy, who would go on to win “British Designer of the Year” four times as well as being awarded a CBE. His creations are fearless, limitless, void of anything short of amazing.