Alexander McQueen

There are many talented designers, but the work of Lee Alexander McQueen, who was found dead at age 40 on Feb. 11, was spectacular. Even if critics rejected a collection, they could not reject what he had put into it. It was never sloppy, lazy or cavalier. It was magnificently and precisely what he wanted. His diligence and attention to detail were stunning to witness. He was surgical. His draping skills were incredible and his construction beautiful. His work was whimsical and full of humor; it was subversive, political and incredibly sexual, but he had a seriousness about it, and he...

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