Monday, February 15, 2010

A : A L E X A N D E R M C Q U E E N

I'm trying to get more familiar with designers, models, photographers, fashion terms/trends, music, culture, blogs/magazines, etc. for my new job, so I've decided to do some ABC's over the next 26 days. Whatever inspires me the most each day from my research (starting with the letter of the day), I'm going to post it here. I know this is really cliché, but what better way to start this project off than with the late Lee Alexander McQueen, founder and designer of Alexander McQueen. You might remember these 12-inch heels worn by Lady Gaga in a recent music video we posted!

Lee Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) was a British fashion designer known for his dramatic tailoring, ground breaking collections, and avant-guard runway shows. After graduating from London's Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in 1995, he went on to become the head designer at Givenchy, and eventually launched his own label in 2001. McQueen was one of the youngest designers to ever receive the British Designer of the Year Award, which he received four times throughout his career. He was also awarded the CBE and named International Designer of the Year at the Council of Fashion Designer Awards. As arguably one of the most iconic fashion designers of all time, McQueen will be greatly missed.

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