Friday, February 12, 2010

R.I.P. Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Fall 2007 via Style.com

Not all that much to say that hasn't already been said. On a personal level, we were, like so many others, highly influenced by Alexander McQueen's work, his style, and his uncompromising vision. In our fangirl fervor, I can't tell you the number of times we've turned to his catwalk shows as inspiration to create an outfit for Six Six Sick, or merely to copy the hair or makeup. We could never afford his runway pieces, but that wouldn't stop us from trying to recreate the fantasy that it represented at home. One of my favorite McQueen looks came from his Fall 2007 show, a hard plastic shell bodice that gave the model the appearance of looking half mannequin, and half human. Taking it as inspiration a couple of years ago, we bought several mannequin forms in the district, and cut them up to create our own plastic corsets, and paired them with the creepy cerulean blue eye makeup worn by all the models in the show. It's still my favorite outfit out of the hundreds we've made. Though I am devastated that he is no longer with us, I'm thankful for the endlessly inspirational legacy that he has left behind, and that will continue to influence us for as long as we create an design.

Christina, myself and Feng Feng shot by Marina Robel

-Tiffany

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6 comments:

Laura. said...

its so sad... but we will continue to take inspiration from his work for many years to come.

Daisy said...

It is just such sad news, I am in total shock still.

The photo of you three is fab!

Christina said...

Since I heard that yesterday the thing that always come in my mind is one.. Since I was a little girl in school and started learning about fashion with my best friend he was the one that fascinated me the most.. So original and unique,there are many designers that are unique of course,but he became my favourite from the first time... The thing that I keep thinking is that all his innovation will be missing now from the fashion world...

Anyway,I hope he rests now..

C'est Moi said...

That was a beautiful statement. Very well articulated and poignant. R.I.P Mr. McQueen indeed.

Moca James Chbosky said...

This is terrible! I can't believe it. It's hard to imagine any of the world's fashion leaders leaving this earth, and, actually, the passing away of Alexander McQueen further illustrates how pithy life truly is. It makes me want to work harder as an aspiring student, and possible future fashion designer!

marii said...

He was the number one.
rip..