Alexander McQueen’s brand will live on, according to Gucci Group, which has a 51% stake in the company via http://www.WWD.com. The celebrated designer, who committed suicide last week, decided that Alexander McQueen, the label, had “transitioned from being the name of a designer to putting in place the building blocks of a brand” according to Gucci Group chief, Robert Polet.
“That means that will be my legacy,” McQueen said, according to Polet. “That’s something I will always leave behind.”
With the Fall 2010 collection almost complete, the brand will present at Paris Fashion Week between March 3-11. Surely, the fashion industry will be awaiting the collection debut with baited breath.
In the meantime, fashion moguls like Betsey Johnson and Naomi Campbell have paid tribute to the fallen fashion icon in their New York Fashion Week shows and a tribute is planned to Alexander McQueen during London Fashion Week.
Betsey Johnson tribute.
Tribute at Naomi’s Fashion Relief for Haiti Fund show.
First Lady Michelle Obama wore an Alexander McQueen printed blouse from the Spring 2009 collection to meet with ten students from London at the White House this morning. Mrs. Obama’s knowledge, thoughtfulness and sensitivity toward the Fashion World continue to amaze me.
Check out a pic of the First Lady in Alexander McQueen below via http://www.Mrs-O.org. What a subtle and beautiful tribute to the late designer.
I am so sad about his passing, but grateful we have his “legacy,” of artful, inspired designs to look forward to.
Wearing my beloved MCQ…for Target dress in solidarity.