Fashion icon Alexander McQueen has been found dead in his London home.
His career highlights included his appointment as chief designer at Givenchy and his role of creative director at luxury powerhouse Gucci.
He also won British Designer of the Year four times.
His company Alexander McQueen has released the following statement:
“On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family.” [Guardian.co.uk]
No doubt the fashion industry will be mourning the loss of one of its greatest visionaries.