Alexander McQueen, We Miss You, and We Like Your Crazy Shoes

Posted: October 4, 2010 by jerkmag in TRIM -- style
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Alexander McQueen


I love Alexander McQueen. You love Alexander McQueen. Everyone loves Alexander McQueen. Because he was a genius. He was ahead of his time, he was on a page by himself, he was untouchable.

The world was finally beginning to understand just how incredible McQueen’s vision was when he passed away on  February 11, 2010 — just days before his show in Paris. He was only 40. Last week in London, a memorial service was held during London Fashion Week. McQueen’s close friends were all present as well as his great admirers. His death came after one of his best collections.

Alexander McQueen couture


When McQueen passed, no one knew what would happen to his brand. Was anyone good enough to succeed him? The only person who could take on the challenge was Sarah Burton. She had been working with him for years, and understood his work the best. She was left to finish up the rest of the fall collection right after he died.

We are fortunate to still get glimpses into his mind through the work he left unfinished. Even though McQueen is mainly a clothing designer, his DNA is imprinted on everything he touches, whether it is a gown or sneakers. He is known for his mind-boggling shoes, thanks in part to Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness. But he also made sneakers and less ‘out there’ shoes. And even though sneakers are not his specialty, these are pretty fucking cool.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Skull Sneaker


~Nadjma Sako

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