Alexander McQueen has left us.
Repeatedly nick-named the "enfant terrible" of fashion, he was above all an absolute master in his field, a genius when it came to tailoring his creative and avant-garde imagination. Like Yves Saint Laurent, he was a first, a true originator of new ideas in an industry where there is almost nothing left to invent.
Of all the peers who commented on McQueen's untimely death, I thought that the milliner Philip Treacy put it best: "In a world where every man and his dog is a designer, Alexander McQueen was the real deal. His talent was supersonic.”
Lee Alexander McQueen CBE