On the first day of FW2010 presentations in New York, we all woke up to discover Alexander McQueen had killed himself. My love for McQueen was well-known, especially on this blog, and I feel a bit at a loss. He was one of the few mainstream avant garde-ians. I don't think I can think of another industry death that would make me more sad. People say RIP a legend, and I would point out McQueen was not a legend, but a viable, vital force in the fashion industry (unlike a 'legend', like, say, Vivienne Westwood).
Better people with more knowledge could do a more fitting tribute, but I'd like to collect some of his fantastic imagery in one place. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite looks of McQueen, spanning the last few seasons.