Thursday, February 11, 2010

Doncha Wanna See These Clothes By McQueen


You are who you wear, it's true...
Alexander McQueen...
Oooh, la la la
We love Designer 
 -- Lady Gaga, "Fashion"

I'm no fashionista in the truest of senses (nor have I ever claimed to be) but when I heard word earlier today of designer Lee Alexander McQueen's passing this morning, I felt a serious twinge of supreme sadness. The news couldn't have come at a more poignant time, as today marked the first official day of New York's famed Fashion Week. The news made up the vast majority of the New York City-based Trending Topics section on Twitter -- it was on everyone's lips. It was a shock of the worst kind -- one that inspired immediate and emotional responses from fashion fans of all levels and assortments, myself included.

McQueen epitomized fearless fashion of the avant guard variety -- most recently for much of his more inspired (and jaw-dropping) looks with Lady Gaga (including in the picture shown above). They also paired up for her epic "Bad Romance" music video as well as for several of Gaga's more infamous live performance outfits, including her all red ensemble from the MTV Video Music Awards this past September. McQueen was a tour de force in both the fashion and music worlds, and will always be remembered for his eye for color and willingness to take risks, regardless of public opinion. He created pieces that were more than just clothes, but art. If today showed us anything, it shows us how short life can truly be. Mr. McQueen, I hope you are at peace. RIP.

You will never fall apart
[Diana] You're still in our hearts
Never let you fall apart
Together we'll dance in the dark
-- Lady Gaga, "Dance In the Dark"


John said...

I'm not a fashion guy, but even I realize the impact he's had on culture. Such a shame.

Mike said...

This is a great little tribute to an amazing man who will be sorely missed but Heidi Montag's version of "Fashion" is surely more appropriate. You have to admit she embodies style and elegance better than anyone.

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