A favorite designer of the stars, Alexander McQueen was known for his bold, provocative styles. Haute couture, McQueen designed with variety and drama, yet was able to create beautiful conservative pieces.
McQueen was found dead yesterday, but his memory will remain in the hearts and minds of many celebrities as they treasure their Alexander McQueen fashions. He was well loved and will be missed, especially for his boldness in taking fashion in exciting new directions.
Lady Gaga has worn a variety of exotic Alexander McQueen dresses, but her recent appearance in red lace at the VMA awards will always be remembered.Sheer gossamer, blood red, lace etched with delicate flowers covered Lady Gaga from her head and face to just above her knees. Her face was covered more than the see-through dress covered her body. It suited Lady Gaga’s outrageous style, showing off both her and McQueen’s bold style.
One of Alexander McQueens beautiful, vintage styles was worn by Sandra Bullock at the SAG awards. The sleek black dress showed of Sandra Bullock’s form, not letting go until it reached the ground. The royal blue sequined neck spread like flower petals, with a dramatic, but tasteful cut-away between the breasts. It was absolutely eloquent and scored points for Bullock and McQueen.
Cameron Diaz’s stunning red dress on the red carpet at the Golden globes was one of Alexander McQueen’s sleek, beautiful haute couture designs. It fit Diaz perfectly and the dress’s simplicity was accented by a deeply plunged neckline and built up shoulders over capped sleeves.
We’ll never forget Sarah Jessica Parker in a tartan plaid escorted by Alexander McQueen wearing the same at a New York Art Gala. Red silk tartan contrasted sharply against the muted flesh tones on the other half of the dress. Both wore a brooch on their left shoulder where the plaid created a sling-over sleeve for Sarah Jessica Parker and completed a wrap for Alexander McQueen.
McQueen’s feather dresses set the fashion world abuzz. McQueen used feathers to create beautiful shape without using hoop skirts and petticoats. One feather dress incorporated feathers for flair and had a beautiful blue bodice that cinched in at the waist. The shoulder straps were just wide enough to catch the eye and plunged into a low, soft, open curve below the neck. Another was a strapless dress that appeared stacked in feathers of blood red, with white feathers underneath.
Janet Jackson accompanied Alexander at the grand opening of his boutique in L.A. She was wearing a silken looking flowing dress that flowed from pink to lavender. The dress was reminiscent of a vibrant Princess Leah costume, with a flowing bodice and flowing sleeves. In my opinion, Janet Jackson looked almost like priestess from another time in the brilliant design. Others have compared the dress to a Kimono.
Alexander McQueen’s unmistakable jewel and sequin crusted look was worn by Cate Blanchett at the season premier of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The dress, fitted at the waist, offered a glimpse of where McQueen was headed with some of his latest otherworldly designs.
Lady Gaga was well suited to allow McQueen to explore his most audacious designs, including the gold origami dress she wore in the video “Bad Romance.”The gold dress was short, fitted to the waste with a flowing skirt, contrasted by origami fold shoulders.The video featured additional jewel and sequin encrusted dresses with Alexander McQueen’s signature snug fit. This was another of McQueen’s more recent designs with an ethereal look, almost as if he had been abducted and inspired on a spaceship.
TMZ reports, Iconic British designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home February 11, 2010. The 40 year old designer’s death may be the result of suicide. At this time the official cause of death has been ruled a suicide.
McQueen’s untimely death comes only a week after his mother’s passing and a few weeks before he was set to unveil a new collection at Paris Fashion week, March 9, 2010.