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Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

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Birth date: March 17, 1969
Country: United Kingdom
Brand Name: Alexander McQueen
Labels: Alexander McQueen; McQ
Other Product Lines: Eyewear, Fragrances, Handbags, Jeans, Shoes

Overview

Alexander McQueen was an ode to fashion and quintessential designer of the nineties and noughties. He was raised in East London, where he dropped out of school to pursue a career in fashion. Learning from the best, McQueen mastered the art of tailoring on the infamous Savile Row, London, which helped define his signature tailoring, as well as being influenced by French couture.

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Designer Facts

Top Facts:

  • With over ten years as a solo designer, the Gucci Group bought a 51 per cent stake in his company in 2000, where he remained creative director. Expansion followed the opening of flagship stores in New York, London, Milan, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
  • McQueen’s MA collection, at Central Saint Martins, was snapped up and bought in its entirety by influential stylist Isabella Blow, in 1991.
  • McQueen worked as chief designer at Givenchy in 1996 for five years.
  • In 2003, McQueen received the CFDA Award for ‘Best International Designer’ and was honored with a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the fashion industry.
  • McQueen was awarded Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards four times.
  • McQueen died aged 40, on February 11, 2010.