Alexander McQueen used makeup & his imagination to create fantasy, rebellion, and edge that was beyond fashion
On February 12, the fashion world lost one of their greatest creators.
McQueen was a creator and used his imagination to create fantasy, rebellion, and edge to fashion. His unconventional shock tactics earned him the “British Designer of the Year” 4 times during his career. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Bjork and Sarah Jessica Parker were amongst his clients.
Alexander McQueen used makeup to make a statement beyond fashion. Models were sprayed with paint and encased with butterflies at his last fashion show.
Pop star Lady Gaga wore 12cm high shoes resembling a lobster claw for one of her videos. The gothic inspired make-up creations didn’t always follow the latest trends.
MAC cosmetics collaborated on many of his makeup looks that included heavy eyes, exaggerated big red clown lips, or erased eyebrows in a theatrical way.
Lee McQueen is survived by his father, three sisters and two brothers.