British fashion icon Alexander McQueen has killed himself

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead after taking his own life.
The 40-year-old committed suicide just days after the death of his mother, Joyce.
His death also comes just three years after his close friend, Isabella Blow - who plucked him from obscurity and helped him become a star - killed herself.
McQueen was found at his luxury flat in Green Park, central London. An ambulance was called to the address at 10.20am. It is believed he hanged himself.

A source at McQueen’s office this afternoon confirmed his death, saying: ‘It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family.’
His death comes just days before the start of London Fashion Week and weeks before he was due to unveil his new collection at Paris Fashion Week on March 9.
Openly gay, McQueen once described himself as the 'pink sheep of the family'. He married his partner, film-maker George Forsyth in the summer of 2000.
They ceremony took place on a yacht owned by the prince of Gambia in Ibiza and Kate Moss, a close friend, was a bridesmaid.

Posts on his Twitter page reveal he had been battling with grief after his mother died last Tuesday.

On February 3rd, he wrote: 'I'm letting my followers know the my mother passed away yesterday if it she had not me nor would you RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx...

Moments later, he added: 'But life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

Then on Sunday, he said: 'Sunday evening been a ****ing awful week but my friends have been great but now i have to some how pull myself together and finish with the...'

He appeared to have recovered slightly by this week, posting this Tuesday: 'I'm here with my girl annie tinkerbell wishing kerry the ****,happy birthday in NY , your 40 now girl time to slow it down we think.'

Posts before his mother died also hint that he was having troubles. On February 1st, he wrote: 'From heaven to hell and back again, life is a funny thing. beauty can come from the most strangest of places even the most disgusting places.'

Born in the East End and the son of a taxi driver, McQueen got his training in tailoring in Savile Row, eventually making suits for Prince Charles, and won the distinction of being named British designer of the year four times between 1996 and 2003.

He went on to be awarded the CBE, as well as being named International Designer of the Year at the Council of Fashion Designer Awards.

McQueen became the 'enfant terrible' of the fashion world after he was famously discovered by Isabella Blow, who was fashion director of Tatler.

She bought all the clothes he made for his graduate show for £5,000 and they were delivered to her in black binliners.

Miss Blow killed herself in May 2007 after taking an overdose of weed killer after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had attempted suicide several times by then.

McQueen was forced to deny rumours of a rift between the pair at the time of her death, saying: ‘It’s so much b******s. These people just don’t know what they’re talking about. They don’t know me. They don’t know my relationship with Isabella. It’s complete bull****.

'People can talk; you can ask her sisters.… That part of the industry, they should stay away from my life, or mine and Isabella’s life. What I had with Isabella was completely disassociated from fashion, beyond fashion.’

McQueen was so distraught by Isabella’s death that he dedicated his spring summer 2008 show at Paris fashion week to his late friend.

The invites to the show were poster-size illustrations Richard Gray. It depicts a triumphant Blow, in a McQueen dress and a Philip Treacy headdress, in a horse-drawn carriage ascending to heaven.

Miss Blow had said: 'My relationship with McQueen began in 1994, when I went to a Saint Martins graduate show. I couldn't get a seat, so I sat on the stairs and I was just watching, when I suddenly thought: I really like those clothes, they are amazing. It was his first collection.

‘It was the tailoring and the movement which initially drew me to them. I tried to get hold of him and I kept calling his mother, but he was on holiday.

She kept saying: 'He's not here, he's not here.' She told him: 'This crazy person is trying to get hold of you.' I eventually got to meet him and I decided to buy the collection: I bought one thing a month and paid him £100 a week. He'd bring an outfit in a bin liner, I'd look at it and then he'd come to the cashpoint with me.’

Born Lee Alexander McQueen, the designer was the youngest of six children.

He left school at 16 and went to work at Savile Row’s Anderson & Sheppard, whose clients included Prince Charles and Mikhail Gorbachev, after he saw a television program about the apprentice shortage in traditional tailoring.

He went on to work for Gieves & Hawkes, theatre’s famous Angels & Bermans costumiers, and then worked in Japan and Italy.

He returned to London in 1994, hoping to work as a pattern cutter tutor at London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins fashion school. Thanks to the strength of his portfolio he was persuaded to enroll in the course himself.

After graduating McQueen set up his own label based in the East End of London.

With the launch of his 'bumsters' trousers with a waistband so low that the buttocks are revealed, McQueen made his label famous through tabloid headlines.

He went on to be named head designer at Givenchy in 1996, succeeding John Galliano, before joining forces with Gucci, who bought 51 per cent of his company.


Boots to kill

Gucci towering boots.The boots of Gucci F/W 2009 (the platform is spectacular and that leather looks luscious.The shot is great and the shadow is awesome.I love it!)

Alexander McQueen : An Bailitheoir Cnámh : Autumn/Winter 2010 Menswear


Alexander Wang S/S 2010 Lookbook

Anja Rubik, Edita Vilkeviciute, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Liu Wen & Mirte Maas. Love the pic.Great simplicity of the shoot.It's stunning!!!

Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2010


Vogue Paris February 2010

Magazine: Vogue Paris February 2010.
Model: Daria Werbowy
Photographer: Inez & Vinoodh

Grey to Great !

Tuesday all day all night !!!
t-shirt T by Alaxander Wang, shoes by Acne, skirt Warehouse, ring Matina Amanita, bag Balenciaga, bralet from Topshop.
tag : http://www.matinaamanita.com

Men’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 Schedule

I just checked the schedule of the upcoming Men’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010.This is the time of the show , I love ;)


GUCCI / 12:00 pm / Piazza Oberdan, 2/b
JOHN RICHMOND / 1:00 pm / Giardini Di Porta Venezia – Via Palestro
ETRO / 2 pm / Via Piranesi, 14
BYBLOS / 3 pm / Viale Montenero, 55
VERSACE / 5 pm / Piazza Vetra, 1
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN / 7-8 pm / Via Thaon De Revel, 3

DSQUARED / 10:00 am / Corso Italia, 58
GIORGIO ARMANI / 11-12 pm / Via Bergognone, 59
ZEGNA / 4 pm / Via Savona, 56


LOUIS VUITTON / 2.30 pm / See invitation
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER / 5.00 pm / 325 rue Saint-Martin
DRIES VAN NOTEN / 7.00 pm / Palais Brongniart – Place de la Bourse
JULIUS / 8.00 pm / Garage Turenne – 66 rue de Turenne

JUNYA WATANABE MAN / 10.00 am / See invitation
YVES SAINT LAURENT / 12pm / See invitation
RICK OWENS / 1.00 pm / Les Beaux-Arts de Paris – salle Mélpomène
KRIS VAN ASSCHE / 3.00 pm / Couvent des Cordeliers
COMME DES GARCONS HOMME PLUS / 4.00 pm / See Invitation
GIVENCHY / 6.00 pm / See invitation
TIM HAMILTON / 7.00 pm / Garage Turenne – 66 rue de Turenne
JOHN GALLIANO / 8.30 pm / Location to be confirmed

KENZO / 11.00 am / See Invitation
ANN DEMEULEMEESTER / 1.00 pm / Couvent des Cordeliers
DIOR HOMME / 3.00 pm / See invitation
HERMÈS / 8.00 pm / To be confirmed
RAF SIMONS / 9.00 pm / To be confirmed

LANVIN / 11.00 am / See invitation
PAUL SMITH / 5.00 pm / To be confirmed

   ในที่สุดเทสกาลแฟชั่นวีคของหัวเมืองแฟชั่นก็ได้เริ่มต้นขึ้น กับโชว์ของเหล่าซุปเปอร์แบรนด์ดังทั้งมิลานและปารีส ขนมาให้เหล่าแฟชั่นนิสต้าบอยได้เสพกันถึงใจ  fall winter 2010 นี้อะไรจะมา รอดูกัน
   สำหรับแบรนด์ที่โชว์กันไปแล้วนั้น ไฮไลท์อยู่ที่ Burberry Prorsum กับซุปเปอร์โอเวอโค้ท ปกสองชั้นบุขนแกะด้านใน เรื่อยมาจนถึงเจ้าแม่ Muiccia Prada แน่นเดี๊ยวความคลาสสิกตามแบบฉบับหนุ่มปราด้าจัดวางสีสำหรับคอลเกลชั่น fall winter ด้วยคาเมล เนวี พิ้ง เหลือง และแดง คีพีชซีซั่นนี้ต้องยกให้โค้ทผ้ายางสุดชิกมาพร้อมกับปกคอนิ๊ตติ้งสีคาเมล

Jil Sander

Fall winter 2010 Menswear

Jil sander in Milan fashion week. A collection as whimsical as it is minimal, featuring suits, shirts, and trousers festooned with fabric rhombuses and trapezoids.


Autumn / Winter 2010 menswear

All of Prada a/w 2010 menswear. (The colors are awesome and those leather coat is amazing! I love the track list and some of the classic neutral pieces.
Watch the full show - http://www.prada.com

Lady Gaga @Oprah Winfrey Show

Follow me now! click click click


Prada Live
Fall/Winter 2010 menswear show live !!!

watch it watch it !!!
Leopard meet rock

Monday night !
leather jacket from Acne, dress/bag from Topshop, shoes from Jeffrey Campbell you can buy it http://www.solesstruck.com , ring from Oasis
Givenchy Pre-Fall 2010

" I'm going back to Givenchy's roots, looking at late-sixties, early-seventies French style." , Riccardo Tisci said. Great style! I wanna try this look but not skirt for me :)

Dior Homme S/S 2010

Kris Van Assche is at the helm and Lagerfeld returns to shoot the 2010 Spring/Summer campaign. Model Juan Manuel  Oh he is back Karl !!!

Burberry Prorsum

A/W 2010 Menswear

More from the a/w 2010 collection,this is burberry (I want the super big coat ,the shoes and I love the color of the show.)
click click click !
tag : http://www.burberry.com


Burberry Prorsum Live !
Let the menswear games begin. It's show time!
Be sure to bookmark
http://live.burberry.com on your browser to watch the fall/winter 2010-2011 Burberry Prorsum menswear show live from Milan.