All hail the McQueen!
Class is in session and this week we are talking royalty. Fashion royalty!
Lee Alexander McQueen's life in bullet points starts now!
AMCQ was the youngest of 6 kids and knew EXACTLY who he was from the start. He used to call himself the Pink Sheep of the family.
After he graduated from design school he went to work as head designer for Givenchy!
David Bowie used AMCQ for his tour outfits and doing so inspired Mr. McQueen to branch out and start his own clothing line.
Did you know his very first collection was inspired by Jack the Ripper? WHAT?!?!
Remember Lady Gaga's Bad Romance Video? The boots he designed caused a frenzy and orders for days. The 10 inch Armadillo boot is pop culture icon status. Could YOU walk in these?
Sadly we lost this great mind in 2010 to suicide. He was a HUGE animal person and left 80K to his pups and the rest to 4 animal charities. My dogs will be lucky if they get 10 bucks and my left over pizza.
Seriously I could get lost in this mans crazy unruly talent. Doing google searches for the photos for this post I went down a rabbit hole and lost about 30 minutes oogling his amazing pieces. Ebay here I come.