Initially trained on Savile Row, Alexander McQueen was quickly distinguished as a ground-breaking, unconventional and lavish fashion designer.
Renowned for his theatrical fashion shows, macabre motifs, bumster trousers and sculpted silhouettes, he added fantasy and rebellion to all his creations. McQueen graduated from Central St Martins in 1995. The following year he was appointed head designer at Givenchy, before establishing his eponymous label in 2001. With numerous celebrity patrons and adoring fans, his name and genius is recognized worldwide.
McQueen tragically died on 11 February 2010. The custodian for the Alexander McQueen brand is now his right-hand woman, Sarah Burton, who has earned her own international success for her beautiful creations, honouring Lee's vision whilst still accomplishing her own aesthetic.